Heritage Open Days – Guided Walk of Borough Hill

12th September 2021 — 13th September 2021

Pre-booking required – please see details below.

The museum is celebrating Heritage Open Days this September and re launching its guided walks of Borough Hill. Join Museum Volunteer, Mike Arnold, and take a trip back through the ages of this historic site.

The walk looks at the history of the hill from its formation in the Jurassic period about 140 million years ago, through the geological period, to the human occupation of the hill.

The walk covers the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age occupation, and the part that the landscape played in the English Civil War some 376 years ago. The walk also includes the BBC 5XX Radio Transmitting Station, the hill’s role in the town water supply, as well as many other aspects of the hill through the ages.

Discover the history now hidden under the beautiful nature of this British Heritage protected site.

Pre-booking

Please pre-book your free tickets to attend the walk via Eventbrite. Once you have booked you will receive the meeting location for the walk:

Book free tickets to Sunday 12th September Borough Hill Guided Walk & Talk at 2pm

Book free tickets to Monday 13th September Borough Hill Guided Walk & Talk at 2pm

Access

The site is mostly rough grass tracks, some areas are inaccessible to wheelchairs or need the ability to walk over steep slopes and very uneven ground. These areas can however be bypassed on the rough tracks. An off-road wheelchair would be capable of accessing the full walk and pushchairs capable of being used on rough grassland will be able to access the walk.

COVID-19 Considerations

Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Attendees on the guided walk advised to keep a safe distance between each group/family on the walk.

Additional Information

Max 20 people per tour. Duration 1 to 1.5 hours.

Borough Hill Survey

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) have done much research around the Borough Hill site and are conducting a survey on what people know about Borough Hill and how they use and enjoy the site. You can take part in the survey by following this link Borough Hill Survey  or pick up a hard copy at the museum. Online survey closes on 24th September and hard copy surveys to be handed back to the museum by 15th September.