“This fascinating spotter’s guide to Britain’s historical
landscape – what to see and how to decipher it – is rammed with intriguing nuggets..."
Ever looked at a field, and wondered what the lumps and bumps are?
Or stared at a church and puzzled over how old it is?
Do you want to hunt for dolmens, reaves and tumuli?
Wherever you go in Britain there’s history woven into the landscape around you – in the shape of a field, the wall of a cottage, a standing stone or churchyard, even in the grass under your feet…
And there are literally thousands of sites scattered across the country that don’t have tickets and tour guides, but are waiting to reveal their secrets.
It arms the explorer with the crucial information needed to ‘read’
the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped our green and
Photographs & diagrams point out specific details and typical
examples to help you understand what you’re looking at, or looking for. From hedgerows to corpse roads, from the Highlands to the Sussex Weald, the British Landscape is yours to explore.
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - 7pm TALK
Thursday 18th May 2017 - 2pm Badbury Rings WALK
Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape
Wimbourne Literary Festival
Discover the exceptional history hidden in the ancient landscapes of Britain's southwest. Find out what clues to look for, and what it's all telling you. From cottages, to ancient trees, and tumuli to turnpikes, they've all got secret histories to reveal.
Then join me the following day for a guided walk around the Iron Age hillfort Badbury Rings and the surrounding landscapes.More Info