Historic Woodlands and Landscapes

This FREE workshop aims to give an introduction to some of the fascinating and wonderful historic environment and heritage all around us particularly the historic woodland and historic landscapes and is delivered by Warwickshire County Council’s Historic Environment Record.

The workshop is seeking to:

  • Explain the concepts of ‘historic environment’ and why it is important to local community, environment, and economy
  • Show examples in the landscape of the complex history and heritage that surrounds us and what it can tell us about the past
  • Provide guidance on how to find further sources of information about the heritage in your area

The workshop will not be focused purely on heritage assets, it will touch upon both natural and historic features as well as the wider landscape character of the countryside.

A guided walk will begin promptly at 9:30 from outside the Visitor Centre at Ryton Pools Country Park. This will be undertaken around Ryton Pools and Ryton Woods and touch on the surrounding countryside, incorporating a number of practical exercises covering:

  • How to identify historic environment within the landscape
  • Historic woodlands and heritage features
  • Recording landscape character and historic characterisation

Following lunch there will be an indoor session where we will examine existing sources of evidence, alongside methods through which to enhance local records. This is scheduled to be completed by 15:30.

Please ensure you bring:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm, waterproof clothing
  • Something to drink if required during the walk

The Park cafe will be open or you can bring your own lunch.

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