Hillfort gets a make-over...

10th April 2018

Avon Valley District Wardens made the news last week having spent the winter months undertaking annual scrub clearance and maintenance tasks on the ramparts of Old Sodbury hillfort, an iron age encampment perched on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment.  The hillfort covers an area of approximately 11 acres and the Cotswold Way passes right through it.

Each winter we carry out work on behalf of Historic England to keep the scrub trees and bramble under control. This work is necessary to reduce the root damage to the ramparts and improve the limestone grassland. 

Read the full article here http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/yateandsodburynews/16119633.Old_Sodbury__39_s_Iron_Age_hillfort_gets_a_make_over/ 

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Avon Valley District Cotswild voluntary wardens at Old Sodbury hillfort

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Hillfort gets a make-over - Miranda Airey @ Gazetteseries.co.uk
Hazel clumps reduced and habitat piles created. Feature trees left.  - Mike Cripps, Cotswolds Voluntary Wardens
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