Events

Through Trees and Time – exploring our local landscape.

This popular walk/talk will be repeated on four days in 2018:

Peter Miles demonstrating a “medieval pocket lighter”

Sunday 22 April 2018
Friday 27 April 2018
Sunday 29 April 2018
Sunday 6 May 2018

Start: 9.30 am, Mountfield Village Hall. Free parking. Loos available at start/finish.
Distance/Time: Only 2 miles, minimum 3 hours.
Terrain: Easy but brambles and mud so wellies; lots of standing as well.

Following the success of this walk the last four years, Peter Miles will be repeating it this year. The walk is based in a small area of
Mountfield off rights of way, deep in private woodland, with features ranging from pre-1250 to the 20thC. Trees and plants provide extra clues. This is history under your boots.

The main purpose of the walk is to explain why our local High Weald landscape looks as it does and will cover details such as woodland archæology, medieval earthworks (wood banks, 13thC moated site), other industrial remains (mine pits, quarries, kilns), woodland crafts (coppicing, sawpits, charcoal platforms), plus botanical clues including a rare plant population and an even rarer tree, foraging (with recipes), and more.

One underlying theme is the network of old roads across the Weald including the old Sow Track from Penhurst’s Tudor furnace to Robertsbridge Forge. This year, rewriting local history: a visit to a newly discovered, very secret, unexcavated R***n iron site. Above all, the emphasis will be on fun.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Not really geared for children, even if on leads. Take home info pack. Cost £10.00 per person — profits to All Saints Church. First come, first served…

To book, or for more details, contact Peter on
savedarwell@gmail.com or 01580 880 614.

Walk sponsored by Darwell Area Conservation Society

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