The Archaeology of Larkbarrow and Longcombe


Date: 18th Apr 2018 10:00am-4:00pm
Accompanied by the Conservation Officer and Historic Environment Intern from Exmoor National Park Authority, this long hike will take you through time and into the moors. Here you will encounter archaeology from the Second World War, 19th Century, Bronze Age, and Neolithic. Starting from the gate to Larkbarrow Farm on Wellshead Lane at 10.00am, this route will take you along the scenic Longcombe towards Great Tom's Hill and Beckham Hill. Along the way you will encounter some of Exmoor's unique "minilith" standing stones, the ruined farm at Larkbarrow, and much more. Afterwards, the group will be led uphill and across moorland back to Wellshead Lane. This is a long walk (roughly 10km) across difficult terrain and it includes fords across streams. We recommend that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather including: long trousers, long sleeves, a hat, and waterproof footwear (i.e. wellingtons). Please bring your own water and lunch, as well as sun protection and/or wet weather gear if the weather dictates it. There is no dedicated car parking, so please park responsibly along the roadside on Wellshead lane.

Grade: walk

Exmoor National Park Authority

This event is brought to you by Exmoor National Park Authority.

Location: The gate for Larkbarrow, Wellshead Lane
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free
Contact: 01398 322284

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