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Castell Bach Archaeology Day

Castell Bach Archaeology Day

July 20 10.30am - 4.00pm

Site tours at 11 am and 2pm

Booking not required

Refreshments available at Caerwedros Memorial Hall

This summer, join us to explore some of Wales’s most exciting, and vulnerable, coastal archaeology sites. CHERISH’s team of experts will be leading outreach events from May to September at archaeological and environmental sites which are being affected by climate change.

Explore climate change and archaeology at the edge of Wales

Join the CHERISH team at this intriguing Iron Age promontory fort. Try your hand at some archaeological survey or come for a site tour.

The CHERISH project is working across the coasts of Wales and Ireland to investigate archaeological sites at risk from Climate Change. Come and learn about the work we’ve been doing at the National Trust’s Castell Bach fort, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion and try your hand at the kind of archaeological survey we use to investigate and record sites before they are lost.

The CHERISH team of archaeologists will be onsite all day to answer your questions, and there will be site tours at 11am and 2pm. Our exhibition will be on display in nearby Neuadd Goffa Caerwedros Memorial Hall, with more information about the project and the work of the Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments for Wales.

Castell Bach can be reached along the Ceredigion Coastal Path. Parking is available at Cwmtydu beach, where there are also public toilets and a cafe. A few parking places are also available near St Tysilio’s Church (at SN 363 573). There will be refreshments, toilets and parking available at Neuadd Goffa Caerwedros Memorial Hall, which is approximately a 45 minute walk from Castell Bach or 5 minute drive from Cwmtydu beach/St Tysilio’s.

The walk to Castell Bach is steep in places and no facilities are available onsite. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors, whatever the weather. Bring water and any medication you need. We would appreciate caution from attendees in relation to Covid-19: please do not attend if you have symptoms of illness or have tested positive.

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Marloes to Deer Park Archaeology Walk

Distance: 8.5km

Duration: 3.5 hours estimated

This summer, join us to explore some of Wales’s most exciting, and vulnerable, coastal archaeology sites. CHERISH’s team of experts will be leading outreach events from May to September at archaeological and environmental sites which are being affected by climate change.

Explore climate change and archaeology at the edge of Wales
The CHERISH team will be leading a walk from Marloes to the Deer Park, and back again.
Along the way there will be chance to see the wreck of the Albion paddle steamer and two prehistoric promontory forts.
 
We’ll hear about coastal people’s interaction with the sea through time, and the effects of climate change on this heritage today.
 
The walk will take in some amazing views of the islands and wildlife along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
 
We’ll be guided by Julian Whitewright, Maritime Archaeologist for the
Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales.
 
There will be other archaeologists from the CHERISH team to chat to about the coastal archaeology and why we are working in the area today.
 
We’ll finish back at Marloes car park, where there is a cafe and toilets, or you
could bring a picnic to finish the day.
 
POINTS TO NOTE:
This event will be happening on the coast and over potentially challenging terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sensible footwear. Remember to bring water, and any medication or food you might need. Toilets available at the car park but not along the route. Guides will include qualified first aiders. If you have any health conditions which may affect your ability to undertake this walk, or require any medication, please speak to a member of the team in confidence beforehand. If you have any access needs that you would like to discuss, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of illness or have tested positive.
 
Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archaeology-guided-walk-marloes-to-deer-park-tickets-336315166717

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Buckspool Promontory Fort (The Castle) Guided Tour

Buckspool Promontory Fort (The Castle) Guided Tour

Wednesday August 3rd: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the CHERISH team on a site tour of Buckspool Promontory Fort.

We will walk from the car park at St Govan’s Chapel to Buckspool Fort along the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. Once we reach Buckspool Promontory Fort, CHERISH archaeologists will talk about the site, our work there, and the threats to its future. There will be chance to ask questions and discuss the archaeology.

We will then retrace our steps back to the car park.

Once the tour is finished there will be chance for attendees to walk down to St Govan’s chapel or continue exploring around the coastal path.

This walk does not involve any steep climbs and should be suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, but please remember to bring water and anything else you might need.

Convene at cliff top car park (SR 967 930)

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Castlemartin Range Archaeology Tour

Castlemartin Range Archaeology Tour

August 13th: 10am - 4pm

The CHERISH team is collaborating with the MOD and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks to create this very special tour of the stunning promontory forts set in the limestone cliffs by Castlemartin Range East and West, in areas which are not normally accessible to the public.

Please note, Castlemartin is a live firing range and caution must be exercised at all times – attendees must not touch or pick anything up on the Range and everyone will need to sign an Access form following a safety briefing. No under 18s are allowed on this tour. Toilets are not available within the Range but we will stop by Bosherston public toilets during the day. Places are extremely limited to the capacity of the minibus (14 seats).

Places on this tour are free, but they are extremely limited – please only book if you know you are able to join us on the day.

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