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Whetstone mining walking tour

Saturday 9 September 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Witness Moor
Opposite Hembury Hillfort
Near Honiton, Devon EX14 3LA
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Event Details

Saturday 9 September 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Car park on site
No toilets available
Suitable for
All ages
Uneven or muddy ground
Whetstone Mining Walking Tour. Photo of woodland.

Whetstones, used for sharpening tools, were mined in the Blackdown Hills from the 17th to the 19th century. Join Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, on a walking tour of Witness Moor to find out about this forgotten industry and the impact it had on the landscape of the Blackdown Hills.

We will meet at the Witness Moor car park. The car park is on the opposite side of the road to Hembury Hillfort. The nearest postcode is EX14 3LA but this does not take you directly to the car park and we recommend that you use the grid reference or what3words listed below to find its location.

Grid ref: ST112035
What3words: calendars.sugar.samplers

The walking tour will last about two hours.

We will be walking on rough and potentially muddy paths. Appropriate footwear is required and long trousers are recommended.

No facilities are available at the site.

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