“We had an amazing time looking at the hillfort and imagining what life would have been like during the Iron Age. We saw why people could retreat to safety to the hillfort when there was a threat of attack as you could see any attackers from miles away as the view is magnificent. When we were on top of the hillfort, we could see a 360-degree view of the surrounding land and fields. We noticed how the surrounding land still bears marks of this legacy, such as the many long, narrow fields which would have lent themselves to the heavy, iron plough that was a new invention at the time and was difficult to turn and manoeuvre.”
This trip was made possible by Cornwall Heritage Trust’s School Transport Grants Scheme. This academic year’s grants are provided in partnership with Cornish Lithium.