The Past in Peat – 25th July 2012

Explore the ways in which bogs tell us about Exmoor’s past landscapes and the people who lived there. A fun event that delves into the ancient moorland heritage with Faye Balmond from Heart of Exmoor, and Lee Bray from the Exmoor Mires Project.

Activites will take place at Simonsbath Sawmill in the morning, 10am – 1pm. Then see for yourself how the Exmoor Mires Project is preserving the valuable wetland heritage for future generations by joining a moorland walk in the afternoon, 2pm – 4pm at Aclands. Appropriate footwear and clothing is essential for the moorland walk part of the event.

Part of the week’s Festival of British Archaeology. (More events… )

Date: 25 July 2012.
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm Location: Simonsbath Sawmill, Simonsbath, Exmoor, Somerset. Postcode: TA24 9SH.
OS grid reference: Simonsbath Sawmill = SS 771 391. Aclands = SS 732 396.

Booking: No. Dogs allowed: Yes. Charge: FREE. Public transport: Yes. Grade: stroll. Parking: at the Ashcombe car park (just up the road from the sawmill). Organisers: Exmoor National Park / Exmoor Mires Project / Heart of Exmoor. Contact an Exmoor National Park Centre for more details. Tel: 01392 324491.


From Lynton, take the B3223 off the A39. From Minehead, take the A39 east then turn right on to the A396 at Dunster. At Wheddon Cross turn right on to the B3224 then continue on the B3223 to Simonsbath.



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Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor National Park's moorland, and supporting those who take care of it.
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