Celebrating East Devon’s heritage

PUBLISHED: 14:59 02 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 02 April 2013

Week-long programme of activities planned to mark Heritage Week.

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is to host a number of events to celebrate heritage week.

A week-long programme of events for young and old alike is being held from Monday, April 8, including guided walks, storytelling inspired by our Bronze Age landscape and an Iron Age experience at Blackbury Camp near Southleigh.

Pete Youngman, East Devon AONB Project Officer said: “The story telling and Iron Age Experience are fun family events, whatever the weather. Whilst the guided walks offer the opportunity to see firsthand what has been uncovered in recent excavations and investigations”

He added: “And access to these special sites is also only possible with the co-operation of many different land owners for which the AONB Partnership is extremely grateful.”

Heritage Week is part of the East Devon AONB 50th anniversary celebrations this year.

The events are also part of our ‘In the Footsteps of Peter Orlando Hutchinson’ project, made possible with financial support from the Heritage Lottery and Sid Vale Association Keith Owen Fund.

Events include:

A Bronze Age walk is being held at Farway Hill on Monday, April 8, from 10am -12pm.

Tales to Tell story telling with Clare Viner , 10am to 11am, Hare and Hounds pub, Sidbury.

High peak walk at Sidmouth on Wednesday, April 10, from 10am -12pm.

Iron Age experience at Blackbury Camp Hillfort on Tuesday, April 11, from 10am to 4pm.

Salcombe Hill Walk, Salcombe Regis, on Friday, April 12, from 10am to 12pm.

For more information visit your local TIC or library for a heritage week leaflet or visit www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk

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