The Conservation Volunteers based in Leicester have been successful in securing work at Burrough Hill Iron Age hill fort. This site is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire, a well-preserved Iron Age hill fort that dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land with superb views.
Our volunteers will be repairing the eroded sides of the banks by replacing masonry and stacking turf to cover the affected areas, as well as shoring up the entrance to badger holes that have a tendency to collapse, helping preserve the ancient monument and the badgers! We will also be helped by heritage volunteers who work regularly on the site and the local badger group to minimise the disruption to the badgers.
The Leicestershire and National Forest Project Officer Clive Forty said “this is a great opportunity for us to work on a really important local site and learn a few new skills along the way, after all, it’s not often you get to work on something that was first built in the Iron Age!”