Potted History Family Walk

Friday, 16 August 2019 at 10:00 - 12:30

Bring your children on a fun and fascinating stroll through ancient and modern history. We will explore how people lived thousands of years ago as we walk through the ruins of Bronze Age settlements and ceremonial complexes including a stone circle, rows, and a standing stone. Then we will sit together in the ruins of their homes to make a replica clay pinch pot like our Neolithic ancestors may have done or a simple woven bracelet made from Dartmoor sheep wool.

Recommended age range: 7-11 years. If you have a younger child that has a good walking pace, or an older child that is interested in helping younger children, then please get in touch to ensure it's the right event for them.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring/wear: Sturdy walking shoes; warm layers, sunscreen; waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast); snacks and drink. Wear old clothes that don't matter if you get air-dry clay on them.

Risk: Walks and activities are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.

Cancellation: The activity will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.  

Distance: 1.5 miles

Location: Merrivale. 10am start at Four Wind’s carpark on B3357 between Two Bridges and Tavistock. There are several car parks (none signposted) on this road so please note that the Four Winds Carpark is surrounded on three sides by tall trees. It is on the left past the track to Yellowmead Farm (travelling west) and is between the Princetown and Merrivale timetabled bus stops. Grid Reference SX561749. Nearest postcode is PL20 6ST (please don't rely on your sat nav to get you to the exact location, it likely won't).

Booking required: yes

Charge: £10 per child. Adults go free! Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. A donation will be given to: *Donate for Dartmoor http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/wildlife-and-heritage/our-conservation-work/donate-for-dartmoor *Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams http://www.dartmoor-rescue.org/donate.html