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culture walk

Southwold's secret geography

culture walk

Southwold's secret geography

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Southwold's secret geography

culture walk

Southwold's secret geography

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The 'Southwold secret geography tour' provides guests with an insight into the changes and challenges facing this popular seaside town. We'll explain the processes by which the sea shapes the dynamic coastline here and how the ongoing threat of storm surges and erosion are managed. You'll hear about how one local resident attempted to save his home from erosion by constructing his own DIY sea defences and witness the legacy that this has created. We'll visit some of the streets where renovation and gentrification is evident as we reveal the extent of second-home ownership within the town and consider how this is changing Southwold. We'll stop at the major regenerated projects, including the pier, Tibby's triangle and the Southwold hospital, before providing a history of the high street and it's changing identity and function. On completion of the tour you'll have a much greater understanding of Southwold as a place and the changes and challenges which it faces.

Your host

Learn more about Chris

Chris

I'm an experienced teacher who runs The Geography Fieldwork Academy an independent outdoor education provider based in the heart of Southwold. We deliver courses to hundreds of school, sixth form and university students each year sharing our expertise on the changing coastline, function and demographics of the town. We work with the Ordnance Survey and I am one of their #GetOutside Champions for 2020.

Where you'll be

Around the town, the high street and side streets, the seafront and beach and maybe even Easton Bavents.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We will be walking for around 1 and a half hours so make sure your shoes are comfortable and that you are dressed appropriately for the weather. Its fine to take the walk at your own pace and we can stop for a take-away coffee / ice cream along the way!

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Chris
Southwold's secret geography
New experience
From £25/person
New experience
From £25/person