Archaeology Walks 2020: Highdown Hill

Museum & Art Gallery

2 hours

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Join archaeologist James Sainsbury for the Roman Bath and Saxon Cemetery archaeology walk at Highdown Hill!

Highdown Hill dominates the coastal plain, with views from the Isle of Wight to the Seven Sisters. People have been drawn to this eminence for thousands of years, with archaeological finds from all eras discovered at the site. Perhaps the most famous are the remains of over 200 Anglo-Saxon settlers, who were buried with rich grave goods, some of which will be available for handling. This is a shorter walk with a moderate climb to the top of the hill.

This walk is 2 miles and easy difficulty.

“We are all extremely lucky to live in an area that not only has outstanding natural beauty, but also outstanding archaeological remains. I hope during these walks I can communicate and share my passion for these ancient places and the peoples who once lived, walked, loved and died within the landscapes we inherited today” James Sainsbury

This year sees our biggest ever programme of archaeology walks with eleven walks taking place between May and September. Six walks take place on Saturday afternoons; the other five will be running on Thursday evenings. New walks this year will explore the archaeology and history of both the Adur and the Arun valleys.

As always James will be bringing along genuine artefacts from the museum collections to give attendees the opportunity to handle items in the locations they were originally found.

The walks are graded by difficulty – some involve more climbing than others! It is advisable to bring water to all of the walks, and lunch to the Saturday sessions. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Thursday walks begin at 18:30 and usually finish by 20:30.

Saturday walks begin at 11:00 and are usually finished by 15:00

£5 per person, places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

To book call Connaught Box Office (01903 206206), Worthing Museum & Art Gallery (01903 221448) or just pop in!

For meeting points email james.sainsbury@wtam.uk

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Walking

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, on the corner between Worthing Library and Worthing Town Hall.

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Public Transport

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 9 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 5 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Car

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is 3 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 6 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Coach / Taxi

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Drop Off / Pick Up

We do not have a dedicated coach parking space, however there is a bus stop outside the museum which taxis could use as a drop off point. If you have access requirements or would like to book our Assembly Hall coach space, please contact us.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Bicycle

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Bicycle Parking

Traditional bike stands are available just outside the venue. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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