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Field Trips

Summer Programme 2023

No need to book  -  Just turn up


Saturday 20th May 2023 1pm

Cadson Bury Hill Fort

George Holmes - National Trust Guide

Join Lead Ranger, George Holmes to explore the archaeology of this area including the Hillfort and see works that have taken place to preserve this important archaeological feature. Circular walk along riverside paths and up onto the hill fort via steep climb & grassy terrain Walking sticks & boots advised.

Meet at car park GR SX34688 67902       What3Words: rattler.flamingo.mega

Monday 5th June 2023 7pm

The Hurlers stone circles, Rillaton Barrow and Stowe’s Hill/The Cheesewring

Dave Hooley

Unfortunately this walk has been cancelled due to injury

We will try to rearrange this walk later this year or on a Monday evening next June 2024.

Saturday 17th June 10:30am

Challacombe Farm, Postbridge

The History & Wildlife of the Farm

Mark Owen

Mark Owen will lead us on an alternative route to the one he gave us last year which will covering the more upland features on this Duchy Farm in the West Webburn valley. The area is full of examples of prehistoric, medieval and later remains including stone rows, barrows, pounds, medieval and later tin working and warrens.The walk will take two to two and a half hours and is about three miles long. Do note that you may be able to buy your Sunday joint from the farm (bring a cool bag) or you may like to order a fleece rug. Park in the designated signed field.

Meet at SX 694 795 or use the Farm post code PL20 6TD

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Monday 3rd July 7pm


Nigel Stainer

As well as being a knowledgeable Dartmoor archaeologist Nigel also is a guide at Berry Pomeroy. He will take you around Merrivale which has a rich assembly of prehistoric and medieval features that are so neatly visible at this marvellous site just off the Princetown to Tavistock road. Rough, soggy moorland terrain.

Meet at Four Winds car park GR SX 56036 74926   What3Words:

Monday 4th September at 6:30pm

Historic Guided walk around Ford

Daniel Tubbs, Local Historian

We will be looking around Ford seeking out various places & areas of historic interest that have now been reutilised or just gone as Plymouth & Devonport developed in the 19th & 20th centuries. The Co-op car park is for customers so make a purchase if you decide to use it or park in the streets behind

Meet on the pavement outside Wolseley Rd Co-Op PL2 3BY

Non-members are welcome to our meetings but they are asked to contribute £4 towards our expenses.

Appropriate footwear and clothing must be worn. We do not recommend shorts because of the risk of sheep ticks on the moorland walks.

Please note the change of days / dates from our normal first Monday of the month. Also no meeting in August.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs

Our summer programme of walks for 2023 has now finished.

Our first winter lecture is on 2nd October 2023. Please refer to our ‘Archaeology Lectures’ page for further information.