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Keen to learn more about local history of the land in your area?

hazeJoin the good people at Avon Needs Trees' Hazeland project near Calne on the afternoon of Saturday 16th October to hear historian Nick Baxter talk about the ancient Forest of Pewsham, which once stretched south from Hazeland Wood's border.

Learn about events from local history and the colourful characters that played their part in influencing it. This will be a chance to walk the beautiful site, including riverside meadow, ancient woodland, an abandoned canal, species rich grassland and the paddocks recently replanted with trees, gaining a new historical perspective from Nick's tour as you go.

Susan Barker, Hazeland Project Coordinator told us: “We're looking forward to welcoming people to Hazeland to find out more about local history and enjoy this special place."

As well as the history walk at 2pm there will also be general tours to show people around the site in the morning, so the day will give a flavour of the site past and present.

history pewshamTo sign up for the morning tours or afternoon history walk please register your free place via our website https://www.avonneedstrees.org.uk/events/.

Full details and directions will be sent out once you have registered. Please be aware that there are no hardstanding paths and we are not able to allow dogs on site, except guide dogs, due to preserving the biodiversity at Hazeland.

Organisers say: "This event is free to attend and we are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Calne Town Council for their generosity."