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Historical Ecology of Kingcombe and Powerstock Common

Friday 14 September 2018 17:00 - Sunday 16 September 2018 16:00



The Kingcombe landscape is full of clues about its past, reflecting the impact that humankind has had on the landscape as well as the influence of geology and climate.

These clues lie in the local archaeology, in the materials used to build the villages and towns of the area, in the ancient trees that are still to be found in good numbers in west Dorset and in the flora of the hedgerows and the woodlands.

This will be a fascinating weekend of detective work and you will spend as much of it as possible outdoors, examining the different kinds of evidence which provide clues to the history of our landscape. Evening lectures, early documents and maps will add support to what you see during the day. 



Residential: £289 pp includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities.

Non- Residential: £209 pp includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.


Please arrive by 5pm on Friday. The course will start at 6pm with dinner and an introductory lecture. Residents are welcome to arrive from 3pm. The course will finish at approximately 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea.

What to bring: 

Weatherproof clothing; walking boots or wellingtons will be needed, plus a rucksack to carry your lunch. Cameras and binoculars, notebooks and pencils would also be useful. 

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