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A guided walk around Lydford (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 27 September 2021 at 11:15 am


Announcing a guided walk around Lydford: the Saxon town defences, Norman earthworks, castle and church.

Lydford has a remarkable history much of which is still evident on the ground. This visit will explore the medieval and later history of the settlement with local archaeologist Andrew Thompson.

11.15 Meet in the garden to the rear of The Castle Inn, Lydford, for coffee and an introduction to the history of the development of Lydford. Please note: coffee and lunch will be payable on the day directly to the Castle Inn.

11.40 A short walk will take us to the Saxon town defences where Andrew will explain their significance. Andrew will then lead us to the Norman earthworks.

12.15 Lunch may be taken at The Castle Inn, where we have booked tables undercover in the garden. Please indicate if you wish to join us and we will forward a menu to you so that we can pre-order as a group.

13.30 Andrew will take us to the ancient church and thirteenth-century castle – a fortified tower that was used as a prison.

After many months with no face-to-face meetings, this visit is intended to give us chance once again to meet and learn in a safe environment. The walks will be gentle, fairly level, and each will be approximately 30-40 minutes long. As we will be in grassy areas, walking boots or waterproof shoes will be useful. Free parking is available opposite The Castle Inn and public conveniences are also located there.

Numbers are limited to 20, so please book early and no later than 17 September via tavistock@devonassoc.org.uk.

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and we will operate a reserve list.


Mon. 27 September 2021
11:15 am
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Tavistock & West Devon Branch


Castle Inn
Lydford, Devon EX20 4BH