Restoring biodiversity was top of the agenda for our volunteers last Friday as they headed to Castle an Dinas to undertake vital environmental conservation work.
Led by our Countryside Ranger, Hollie Ferris, the session saw volunteers help remove invasive bracken and gorse at the site to encourage the heather to regrow and establish habitats for a greater diversity of wildlife.
Sited in an imposing position on the summit of Castle Downs with extensive and panoramic views across central Cornwall to both north and south coasts, Castle an Dinas is one of the largest and most impressive hillforts in Cornwall. It is mentioned in Cornish legends as one of the seats of the Duke of Cornwall and and is traditionally known as the legendary hunting lodge of King Arthur, from which he rode in the Tregoss Moor hunt.
Thank you so much to our volunteers! Your hard work has made a massive difference to this incredibly special part of Cornwall’s heritage!
Photo credits: Keith Larby AK Photos / Cornwall Heritage Trust volunteer
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