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Harptrees History Society “Somerset follies.”  by Jonathan Holt. 

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd, West Harptree, Bristol, United Kingdom

A fascinating look at the many intriguing architectural follies to be found around Bristol and North Somerset, Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm. West Harptree Memorial Hall, Compton Martin Road, West Harptree, Bristol […]

Aquatic Life at the Avalon Marshes Sunday 28th April 11am

Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Location - Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT Explore the Natural History of the pond at Shapwick and see some of the creatures that live in and […]

Guided Walk around Norton Fitzwarren: Saturday 11th May 13.45

Somerset Heritage Centre Brunel Way. Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton

Bob Croft (Head of Historic Environment for SWHT) will lead this guided walk which starts from the Somerset Heritage Centre at 13.45. It will then take in the Norton World […]


Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.