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 . Please also refer to the latest Chairman's monthly newsletter (available via the Newsletter link) for up to date information on forthcoming events.

2021

Guided Walk – Stansted Forest, led by Mark Seaman

Date: Thursday 9th December 2021

Start time: 10:00

Meeting point: The information board 50m inside the entrance to Stansted from the corner on Finchdean Road (see map below). Parking along Finchdean Road or in Rowlands Castle. Post code: PO9 6DA Additional free parking at the Recreational Grounds off The Fairway, PO9 6AQ, 5 mins walk.

Cost: Members £1, non-members £6 (if places are available) payable in cash on the day.
Please book your place in advance by emailing Ros Cheetham at

A walk through Stansted Forest looking at features identified by Lidar and members of CDAS. These include remains from the WW2 Canadian battle school, 17th century saw pits, medieval enclosure ditches, a Romano-British ladder settlement, prehistoric field boundaries and pits, ancient tracks and a Bronze Age round barrow.

The walk will be illustrated with Lidar images and other documents. The total length is about 3 miles and will take about 2 hours. The going is mainly along Forest paths with the occasional detour to examine features. Walking boots are recommended. There are no facilities. Well controlled dogs are welcome. The Bumblebee café and the Castle Inn are recommended stops for lunch or a refreshment.