Starting and finishing in Woodcote, we take an archaeological tour of the woods and fields of Goring Heath. Rather than sauntering past lumps, bumps, and clumps in the landscape, we discover a Romano British enclosure, medieval boundaries, lynchets and a holloway. There are also plentiful traces of a more recent past--when the woods were busy with brick and pottery works, and timber was sawn into planks to begin its journey from tree trunk to furniture. And it's a lovely woodland walk
Lois Rock is a member of the local archaeology group and has been working with them on the Chilterns Conservation Board's Beacons of the Past LiDAR project
You will need footwear suitable for woodland paths, bearing in mind they may be somewhat muddy after wet weather. We will pause at around the half way point for a drink and a snack, which you should bring with you. There are no facilities on the route. Please note that there have been cases of Alabama Rot in the area, so dogs will not be allowed on this walk. Thank you.
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