Walking Tour: Tour of Orchard Fields with Dr Pete Wilson
Saturday 22nd July 2017 11am - 12.30noon repeated 2pm - 3.30pm
Join Dr Pete Wilson of Rarey Archaeology to learn more about the hidden history of the site. Today, the peaceful site is a place for walkers and enjoying the birdsong. However this was not always the case, once home to the Roman soldiers the Fort was a place bursting with life.
Much of the defences of Roman fort at Malton (Delgovicia) survive as earthworks within the area of Orchard Fields, although the western parts are lost having been destroyed by the construction of Malton Castle and subsequently a Jacobean Mansion. The tour will examine the visible earthworks and put the fort into the wider context of Roman Malton and Norton.
Please note this tour is a walking tour and the ground is uneven under foot.
WHERE TO MEET AND PARK
Please meet outside the Old Lodge, Old Maltongate, Malton YO17 7EG. The nearest parking is Wentworth Street Pay and Display and is a 5-10 minute walk up hill.
£5 (includes a copy of Roman Malton)
Booking is not essential but it helps us to know how many people will be attending. You can do this by:
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Call: 01653 691262 to book your places, you can leave a message and we will return your call
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