Dartmoor Archaeology visit

27 April 2018

10:30 - 15:30

Merrivale Car Park
United Kingdom
PL20 6ST

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Non RPS Member£25.00 

Join the A&H Group on a photo-walk around Dartmoor's prehistoric remains. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit one of Britain's finest prehistoric remains.

The group will gather at the Merrivale carpark, where our expert guide will give a brief talk and point out the main prehistoric sites. Lunch arrangements: bring your own packed lunch or stop at a local pub for refreshments. In the afternoon we will explore tin mines. Further details to be announced.

Access: The site is located in the middle of the moor, parts of which are uneven. Dartmoor is known for its changeable weather conditions so come prepared as the site is remote and very exposed.

Parking: There is limited parking at the Four Winds car park, off the B3357. The settlement is a five minute walk from the car park.

Further to the booking fee for non RPS members, there is a fee for the guide (around £12 per person, depending on numbers).

Contact the organiser to indicate your interest and to obtain more information about places to stay if you are travelling overnight.

Dartmoor is rich in prehistoric remains, and the group of monuments at Merrivale is one of the finest on the moor. Side by side here are the remains of a Bronze Age settlement and a complex of ritual sites, including three stone rows, a stone circle, standing stones and a number of cairns – earth mounds associated with burials. The monuments were probably built over a long period, between about 2500 BC and 1000 BC.


Feature photo credit: www.dartmoorwalks.org.uk

Chelin Miller
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Region: South WestGroup(s): Archaeology and Heritage