Sunday, 25 July 2021, 9:45am

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For the Festival of Archaeology, join the Thames Discovery Programme to explore the Thames foreshore at Deptford where some of the Navy’s finest ships were built from the 16th to the 18th century and where essential supplies were delivered in the 20th century.

The walk will begin at: 09:15am, at the river stairs at the end of Watergate Street, Deptford.

Our guided foreshore walks help support our work to monitor and record the vulnerable archaeology on the Thames foreshore.


COVID-Secure Activities

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The safety of all our staff, volunteers and participants is our priority. All our activities are run with a COVID-secure risk assessment in line with current guidance. We comply with the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Visit England industry standard for activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Do:

• Book tickets for all the members of your party – including children
• Follow the instructions of the Walk Leaders at all times
• Wear a face covering if you prefer

Don’t:

• Come if you have COVID-19 symptoms, if you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or if you’ve been told to self-isolate.

We’ll give you a full refund, before or after the event, if you’re unable to attend because you have COVID-19 symptoms, you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or you have been told to self-isolate.

If we cancel a walk, we’ll refund your order. We will also keep your details on file, and give you priority booking for any new walks we organise.

Further Information

Our walks are extremely popular and usually sell out, please let us know as soon as possible if you’re not able to attend. We’ll refund anyone who cancels their place up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – please wear sturdy footwear, boots or wellies are recommended! In case of inclement weather, the walks may be postponed or cancelled.

Read more about what you need to know before you come and foreshore walk accessibility

The TDP leads regular guided walks on the foreshore for adults, and families with older children and teenagers. These walks focus on the history and heritage of the river including those structures and features exposed by the movement of sediment in this dynamic environment, which are monitored and archaeologically recorded by the FROG. Some surface-only artefact handling may be permitted when attending a TDP foreshore walk, but all finds must be examined by the archaeologist on site, and significant artefacts must be recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme Please be aware that if you wish to regularly search the foreshore for artefacts at other times you must be in possession of a Permit to Search the Foreshore, issued by the Port of London Authority