Museum walk looks at ironworkings

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On Sunday 20th July Bexhill Museum’s latest guided walk will be to explore Buckholt Farm and local ironworkings.

Sidley, on the northern boundary of Bexhill, is on the edge of an area once forested but now a patchwork of small woods linked by lanes and ancient hedges. Sidley has an industrial past as well, with active woodland management for charcoal and at least one iron working site. We will walk through this landscape to reach a 16th century forge. On this one occasion we have special permission to look at the site of the 16th - 17th century furnace and forge site

Access to this private site is challenging with steep banks, uneven ground and fallen timber. The walk also has a number of stiles and can be muddy, so sensible footwear is advised. Sorry, no dogs.

Meet at 2 pm at the free public car park, Ninfield Road, Sidley, opposite Lidl. The walk is a distance of about 31/2 miles taking about 3 hours. £3 per adult and £1.50 accompanied children. This guided walk is part of the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology (12th July to 27th July 2014).