7,000 Years of Cotswold Enterprise

May 11, 2020


The talk is based on the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Discovering Britain’ walk of the same name. It is a six-mile walk from the River Avon in Saltford, Somerset, up to the top of the south western scarp of the Cotswolds Hillls over fields, routeways and buildings that have changed their function many times over the 7,000 years since Mesolithic people chipped flints on the top of Kelston Round Hill. We will see how people of enterprise continue to change the landscape and, as in many other parts of Britain, people have moved progressively downhill, with most now living in the towns and cities of the valley.

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