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Pevensey Castle, East Sussex
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Some sample walks on archaeology and history for 2020.....

Some sample walks on archaeology and history.....

Walks of 2.5 hours are morning, afternoon or evening walks; 5 hour walks assume a start at say 10.30am packed lunch - and a finish between 3 and 4pm. Please note that the longer walks can be cut down to make shorter evening/half-day walks – with slight adjustments to the itinerary.

Other walks are available so if you can’t find what suits, please contact me. (For instance I can provide guided tours of the 1066 country – Battle Abbey and the site of the battle of Hastings, Pevensey Castle, and the towns of Rye and Hastings). I can do any customised walk to accommodate your party.

1. Jevington and Combe Hill (East Sussex) – Neolithic causewayed camp, barrows, village, church and field system – approx 5 hours

2. Stanmer and Hollingbury (Brighton) – estate village, country house, barrows and Iron Age hillfort - approx 5 hours

3. Lewes – around the town: Castle, historic buildings, Priory - approx 2.5 hours

4. Devil’s Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm (near Burgess Hill) – hillfort and medieval and post- medieval farm - approx 2.5 hours

5. Truleigh Hill and Edburton Castle (near Steyning) – post WWII radar installation and Norman earthwork castle – approx 2.5 hours

6. Chanctonbury Ring (West Sussex) – hillfort, cross-dykes, barrows and dew-ponds – approx 2.5 hours

7. Kithurst and Harrow Hill (north of Worthing) – prehistoric flint mines and enclosure, and WWII Tank – approx 2.5 hours

8. Stane Street and Halnaker Hill (west of Chichester) – Roman Road, prehistoric flint mines, and windmill, and WWII searchlight installations – approx 2.5 hours

9. Petersfield – town and prehistoric barrow cemetery – approx 5 hours

10. Meonstoke (Hampshire) and Old Winchester Hill -hillfort, and parish churches – approx 5 hours

11. Black Down, (nr. Haslemere) – prehistoric barrows, follow the footsteps of Lord Tennyson – approx 2.5 hours

12. Iping Common and Trotton (Midhurst) – heathland barrows, and parish churches – approx 5 hours

13. St Catherine's Hill (hillfort) and Winchester water meadows – approx 5 hours

14. Harting Down (West Sussex) – hillfort, cross-dykes and Vandalia Tower –approx 2.5 hours

15. Selborne – Priory and Village – home of naturalist Gilbert White – approx 2.5 hours

Note that all walks of 5 hours duration assume participants bring a packed lunch. I try and ensure that on all walks there is at least one ‘comfort stop’. Occasionally this might be in a pub or cafe, when there are no other public conveniences. None of the walks require paid admission to any building or monument. Some walks involve moderate climbs and descents – essentially like short stretches of the South Downs Way. Appropriate footwear and clothing required. Walking is done at a measured, enjoyable pace – I don’t do forced marches! We want to relax and enjoy the walk – that’s the most important thing!
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