On Saturday 3rd June 2017 starting at 2.00pm, Martin Green will lead this trip to explore the archaeological landscape of Down Farm.
This will include the Fir Tree Field shaft containing evidence of Mesolithic to Beaker activity, a rare pond barrow, the Dorset Cursus and other prehistoric features. We will also visit Martin’s museum containing his extraordinary collection of archaeological artefacts, mainly found in the area.
Martin is a Dorset farmer and renowned amateur archaeologist, awarded an honorary doctorate by Reading University for his life long contribution to the archaeology of Cranborne Chase.
The walk is free although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.
Down Farm, near Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, grid reference ST 999 149 . Turn off the A354 signposted Wimborne St Giles. Continue a short distance along this road. Take the tarmac lane on the right (signposted ‘Down Farm’). The farm is past the cottages on the right hand side.