Activities

We arrange events of archaeological interest for our members, including study days and visits to places of interest. Unless otherwise stated, to book a place please contact Ros Cheetham at . Please also refer to the latest Chairman's monthly newsletter (available via the Newsletter link) for up to date information on forthcoming events.

2024


Guided Archaeology and Heritage Tour of Staunton Country Park, Havant
Led by Simon Walton.

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2024

More details to follow.


Council Chamber

Walking Tour of Roman (and Medieval) Chichester – Part 1
Led by James Kenny, Archaeology Officer, Chichester District Council.

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024

Meeting Point: In front of the Council Chamber in North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ (picture above)

Duration: 2 hours, starting at 10am

Cost £7.50 Members, £12.50 Non-members, Student Members £3

Copies of our revamped, glossy walking guide Discover Chichester on Foot will be available for purchase. The books are priced at £3.00 (£2.50 to members). The walk will finish somewhere near a pub.


Walking Tour of Roman (and Medieval) Chichester - Part 2
Led by James Kenny, Archaeology Officer, Chichester District Council.

Date: Saturday 14th September 2024

More details to follow.


Houghton Forest

Visit to the War Dyke at Whiteways
Led by William Foot.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2024

Meeting Point: Whiteways Car Park, Bury Hill, Houghton, Arundel, BN18 9FD (café and toilets, free parking)

Duration: 2 hours, starting at 10.30am

Cost: £7.50 Members, £12.50 Non-members, Student Members £3

Visit the War Dyke at Whiteways, one of the South Downs greatest surviving Iron Age earthworks and possibly the least well-known. The site is very overgrown, but we shall be able to admire the colossal earthworks from several vantage points, wondering at their purpose and the labour that went into them. Be prepared for a scramble through undergrowth and trees! We shall also make a tour of the recently identified enclosure (or possible oppidum) that lies south of the War Dyke itself, walking sections of these earthworks too, including the site of an excavation by Cotswold Archaeology in 2016, in which some CDAS members took part. This is a beautiful, wooded landscape of great archaeological significance, little visited by the average walker.

Recommended: walking boots, stick and suitable weather gear.