September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am – September 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Petersfield Heath Lake
Secrets Of The Heath @ Petersfield Heath Lake

Secrets Of The Heath is a free event on 7th & 8th September at Petersfield Heath Lake… it shares the unknown history of South Downs National Park heathland and what makes these rare and beautiful places so special.

We’re thrilled our ales with help refresh event goers.

Heaths are very rare habitats – rich in wildlife – and they’re also a fantastic open space for families to explore. But many people don’t realise that they’re under threat and would disappear completely if they aren’t actively managed. This event is a chance for people to come face-to-face with heathland characters from pre-historic to present times. Come and find out how people have lived and worked the heath over thousands of years and how you can play your part today.

Throughout the day there will be a programme of displays and re-enactments in the arena including:

•Roman soldiers
•Medieval warriors
•The highway woman

In addition there will be many stalls (including a Langham Brewery pitch) and demonstrations – from making Stone Age flint tools and birch brooms, to meeting the snakes and lizards that inhabit our heathland and the cows and sheep that graze it.

Also expect a bat walk on Saturday evening, have a go archery and even the family dog can get involved! Get him to try the countryside dog ability course.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.