Little Doward Hillfort

Site Owner: Woodland Trust


This is an Iron Age hillfort dominating the hill above Wyastone Leys.  It contains caves, cliffs, industrial and estate heritage including landscaped walks through the ancient woodland.  This woodland provides a home for many species.

During the 20th century the hillfort was lost beneath a large conifer plantation. This has now been cleared to protect both the hillfort and the surrounding ancient woodland. Little Doward has woods of European significance, full of rare species, as well as valuable wood pasture for grazing livestock. Hardy cattle now help to manage this site.


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