We have an action packed programme of walks talks and shows lined up for the summer details of which are below.
Unless otherwise stated there is no need to book for any of these events. For more information, please contact the Earth Heritage Trust office by telephone: 01905 855184 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also download a list of these events as a pdf file here.
• Thursday 18 June: Guided Walk – ‘Building Stones of Bromyard’
Meet Beth Andrews in front of Bromyard Library/Leisure Centre for a 2 mile walk around Bromyard town centre looking at stone buildings and sharing stories of the sourcing and extraction of stone from information gathered during the Thousand Years of Building with Stone project.
Suitable for families and adults, this event is part of Herefordshire Walking Festival and spaces are limited. Please book through http://www.walkingfestival.com/
Fee: £5 for adults, free for children.
Start: 10.30am Finish: 1.00pm
• Saturday 4/Sunday 5 July: Bromyard Gala – Building Stones stand
Bromyard Gala showground, The Burgess Farm, Avenbury HR7 4JY (just outside Bromyard).
As part of this fabulous countryside show, we will have family friendly activities and a drystone walling demonstration alongside our display about the Thousand Years of Building with Stone project.
See http://www.bromyardgala.org.uk for admission charges to the showground.
Start: 9.00am Finish: all day event
• Sunday 12 July: Lickey Hills Geo-Champions at Kings Norton Canal Festival
Event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Worcester-Birmingham Canal. Visit the Lickey Hills Geo-Champions
stand to see geological displays and take part in children’s activities such as badge and mask making.
Start: 10:00am Finish: 4:00pm
• Sunday 12 July: Guided Walk
Dick Bryant of EHT will lead a ‘Walk around the Ice Age in Colwall’, visiting the lower-lying parts of the parish. This walk will look at some of the changes to the landscape wrought by arctic climatic conditions, and by the reversal of the drainage in the valley half a million years ago. Meet on Colwall Green outside the primary school. Free but a small donation to the Earth Heritage Trust very welcome.
Start: 10.00am Estimated finish: 12.30pm
• Saturday 1 August: Minerals demonstration
Meet EHT’s Margaret Rodway for an informal chat about minerals and the rocks to be found in and around the Malverns at the Malvern Hills GeoCentre. Margaret will have examples for you to examine, and please bring your own for identification.
Start: 2.00pm (tbc)
• 15 August 2015: Talk/Workshop – “From Trilobites to Mammoth”
EHT Champion Mark O’Dell will give a talk at The Malvern Hills GeoCentre, about local fossils typically found in the Malverns and Cotswolds. This is a chance to see first-hand some examples from Mark’s extensive collection and to bring your own examples for identification or discussion.
• Sunday 16 August: Worcester Show – Building Stones stand
The Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Riverside Park
A fantastic free day out for all the family. Visit our display and children’s activity showcasing the work of the Thousand Years of Building with Stone project undertaken by EHT.
• Friday 11 September: Guided Walk ‘Building Stones of Bromsgrove’
Jubilee Bandstand, Sanders Park, Bromsgrove
As part of the Heritage Open Day scheme, a member of the Thousand Years of Building with Stones team will lead a walk exploring the stone buildings of Bromsgrove, learning about how the stones were formed and hearing stories about extracting and using the stone.
Free but booking essential as numbers are limited. Please contact email@example.com or 01905 855132.
Start: 10:30am Finish: 1.30pm
• Saturday 12 September: Kington Show – Building Stones stand
Agricultural show at The Ovals Farm, Kington HR5 3LN.
As part of this traditional countryside show, we will have family friendly activities and a drystone walling demonstration alongside our display about the Thousand Years of Building with Stone project. Free parking – visit http://www.kingtonshow.co.uk/ for admission charges to the showground.
Start: 9.00 am Finish: 6.00pm
• Thursday 17 September: Guided Walk ‘Secrets of the Stones’
As part of Kington Walking Festival, Elliot Carter of EHT will lead a walk around Kington town centre and you can discover the stories that the building stones tell. From tropical oceans to quarrymen and architects every stone has a secret history. The 3 mile walk will be on pavements and footpaths around the town.
Suitable for all, please book a place through http://kingtonwalks.org – adults are charged £5. The meeting place is Place de Marines, Kington.
Start: 10.30am Finish: 1.30pm
• Friday 25 September: Guided Walk ‘The Building Stones of Ross’
Meet at the Market House, Ross-on-Wye for a gentle 2 mile walk around Ross town centre to look at the different stones used in the
construction of the buildings, learning a little about how the stones were formed and stories about extracting and using the stone. Led by a member of the EHT Building Stones team.
Book your place at http://rosswalkingfestival.co.uk/ – adults are charged £4.
Start: 2.00pm Finish: 4.30pm