The Prehistory of Wilmersham Common


Date: 1st May 2018 10:00am-2:00pm
Accompanied by the Historic Environment Intern from Exmoor National Park Authority, this walk along the beautiful Wilmersham Common will introduce you to a few of Exmoor's harder to spot prehistoric sites. Starting from Chetsford Bridge at 10.00am, this route will take you along some scenic moorland down onto Wilmersham Common. Along here you will encounter some of Exmoor's unique "minilith" standing stones, prehistoric field systems, and more. Afterwards, the group will be led back uphill to the starting point, seeing more archaeology along the way. This walk is roughly 6km across some difficult terrain and it includes a ford across a stream. 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 where you can near Chetsford Bridge. Directions: From Exford, take the road past the post office and follow onto Mill Lane. Follow Mill Lane for 1 mile up the Hill to the Cattle Grid and Hill Head Cross. Head straight on and after 1 mile you will encounter Chetsford Bridge. From Porlock, take the A39 west out of town, after 2.5 miles turn left at Whitstone Post. Follow this road for 3.5 miles, crossing over Lucott Cross. Down in the valley below you will encounter Chetsford Bridge.

Grade: walk

Exmoor National Park Authority

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

Location: Chetsford Bridge
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free
Contact: 01398 322284

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