Thanks to generous funding from the Postgraduate Experience Award Fund, six heritage walks, focusing on the connection between engagement with heritage and wellbeing, took place during the summer term of 2018. This exciting programme of walks included visits to some of Kent’s remarkable historic villages and monuments, archaeological sites and places of natural beauty. The programme, with a short description and dates, can be found below.
Programme of Heritage Walks:
15 May 2018
‘Bigbury Camp – Exploring Canterbury’s Ancient Beginnings’ – Get steeped in Canterbury’s ancient heritage and see where the ancient tribe of the Canti took its final stand against Julius Caesar’s 7th Legion with PhD student Karl Goodwin, Classics and Archaeology.
19 May 2018
‘A history of walking and wandering in England’– a circular walk starting in historic Teynham with Ann Kinzer, PhD student in Comparative Literature.
1 June 2018
‘Managing layers of History at Dover Castle’ – led by Philip Smither, PhD student Classics and Archaeology.
5 June 2018 (distance: 7 miles)
‘Walking the Pilgrims Way’ – exploring Canterbury’s history of pilgrimage from Chilham to Canterbury with Julia Peters, PhD student in Classics and Archaeology.
11 June 2018
“A walk into well-being”– understanding what’s happening to our minds when we walk in nature. Walk through Blean Woods with Courtney Allen, PhD student, Psychology.
15 June 2018
Tilmanstone Colliery and the East Kent Railway– a walk through the coal fields of Kent and a ride on a heritage railway with PhD student Luke Shoveller, SSPSSR.
28 June 2018
‘Britain’s Roman Past’ – a walk from Sandwich to Richborough Roman Fort with Philip Smither, PhD student Classics and Archaeology.