Free guided Newhaven walks

(adapted from a communication from Heart of Newhaven)

Join a walk, mainly flat terrain but with some cobbles, through the area with experienced, professional tourist guide Mary Kemp Clarke.

Founded in the 15th century, the village has grown organically around its harbour and encompasses a wealth of fascinating historical and archaeological detail and social history.

Walks: June 6th & 28th and August 7th & 9th.

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm (approx.)

Start: Meet Mary at The Harbour at 2.00 p.m. (She is a fully trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1999, and has the confidence, experience and energy to show visitors from diverse backgrounds around the whole of Scotland, not just Newhaven! She’s also fluent in Spanish).

To book in advance: email Newhaven Walk in the title line)

Learn about links with the Canadian Goldrush and the Spanish Armada; the early days of photography; shipbuilding and fishing, as you pass the old fish market and the lighthouse; the oldest working publicVictorian school in Edinburgh; the last of the tenements and fishermen’s cottages.

Find out how the The Heart of Newhavencommunity initiative is working hard to save the old Victorian Primary School building when its pupils move on to a brand new school by purchasing the old school building and giving it a new lease of life as a community hub containing a Newhaven and Victorian Education museum as well asversatile spaces for inter-generational community use.

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