Sorting finds -
Excavations - Saturday 18th August - 1 day 1 trench dig at 2 The Green
usually take place at year end/beginning, when there is less foliage,
so that we can see the landscape.
All are dependant on the weather, conditions underfoot, and visibility, as we shall be talking about what is still visible from the past.
Ashby - follow up on 'How to
Ashby - follow up on 'How to read houses'
Ticknall village - follow up on
Ticknall village - follow up on 'How to read houses'
Calke Village and landscape
Knowle Hill Walk 1 This walk takes in boundaries, the sites of a windmill and Ticknall workhouse, and medieval claypits.
Knowle Hill Walk 2 Includes woodbanks, boundaries and anglo-saxon ridge and furrow in Robin Wood.
This walk looks at the layout and use of Derby Hills in the past,
looking for what is still visible and what can be seen when the
reservoir is low. We have information that goes back to the Civil War
and Tudor times if not earlier.
The walk lasts 2 ½ - 3 hours although not all of this is walking time!
Limeyards Walk. This is not your usual stroll through the Limeyards, we are looking at a particular part of the yards and for traces of the mill and its leat. It is a short walk, only 1 ½ - 2 hours but some scrambling is required and good footwear is a must.
More walks planned.