Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight, with Rebecca Loader and Rosie Lansley

A walk from Freshwater Bay to the Needles

Date:Sat, 21 September 2019
Pricing:Members £5, non-members £8
Time:Meet ready for a 11am start
Contact:Any queries pls contact Peter Stanier at walks@cba-wessex.org.uk

Join Rebecca Loader (Senior Archaeologist with IOW Council) and Rosie Lansley (Archaeological Officer with IOW Council) for a walk from Freshwater Bay to the Needles, passing prehistoric earthworks including a Neolithic Mortuary Enclosure, Bronze Age Barrows, and large enclosure recently excavated by CITiZAN, 19th century fortifications, WWI anti-landing trenches and Black Knight rocket testing site, ending up at the teashop at the Needles Old Battery. A short walk to Alum Bay will pick up the bus back to Yarmouth.

This walk is approximately 4 miles / 3 hours.

Information for mainlanders on how to get to Yarmouth and Freshwater Bay will be made available nearer the time.


The exciting small print:

Further details including meeting place and directions will be sent through once your booking is confirmed.

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