19 August 2021
Museum and Gallery
Suitable for Ages 16+
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 mornings; 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.
“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”
Highdown Hill – Roman Bath & Saxon Cemetery
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.
2 miles – Easy difficulty
The walks are graded by difficulty – some involve more climbing than others! It is advisable to bring water to all of the walks, and a bite to eat on Saturday sessions. Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Thursday walks begin at 18:30 and usually finish by 20:30
Saturday walks begin at 9:30 and are usually finished by 13:00
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.