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Shapwick Heath Heritage NNR Open Day – 8th September

Join us at the Avalon Marshes Centre on Saturday 8th September to visit the historical reconstructions of a Roman Villa and a Saxon Feasting Hall, based on archaeological remains found in the area. Somerset Levels & Moors archaeologist Dr. Richard Brunning will be talking about the buildings and their construction and re-enactors will bring them alive; sharing with you what life was like for the women of these society’s and the importance of medicinal herbs, as we celebrate this year’s theme of extraordinary women! Take a tour along the route of one of man’s earliest constructed walkways and ceremonial structures, the Neolithic ‘Sweet Track’, and join in the lively discussion regarding the deeper meaning of this Scheduled Ancient Monument.

 

FREE, drop-in event, no booking necessary.

No need to book just come along on the day between 10am and 3pm. For further information contact julie.merrett@naturalengland.org.uk or call the Natural England office on 01458 860120. The Avalon Marshes Centre and historical reconstructions are fully accessible for wheelchair users. The Sweet Track route unfortunately is not, as parts of the footpath are narrow and run along soft, uneven ground. If you have limited mobility but would like to go on at least part of this walk please do contact us to discuss your requirements. We will endeavor to accommodate you wherever possible. Dogs are welcome at the Avalon Marshes Centre but are not allowed on the reserve, apart from assistance dogs.

Avalon Marshes Centre

Shapwick Road, Westhay
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9TT United Kingdom

Natural England For further information contact julie.merrett@naturalengland.org.uk or call the Natural England office on 01458 860120.