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Art project turns magnifying glass on value of pollinators

The wonder of nature will be turned into a community art installation as part of a wildlife discovery day taking place during the school holidays.
A Marmalade hoverfly one of the common pollinators found at Old Oswestry and the Cambrian Railway orchard. Photo: Will Hawkes

Buzzy day planned at Oswestry green heritage sites

Wildlife experts will be revealing the fascinating world of bees and other pollinators at a family-friendly discovery day on the Wales/Shropshire border later this month.
Experts discuss specimens at the Hillfort BioBlitz. Photo: Neil Phillips

Rare finds revealed by Oswestry hillfort wildlife survey

A landmark survey has revealed that Old Oswestry hillfort is a magnet for wildlife, including species rarely seen or declining in Shropshire.
Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: Oswestry Heritage Gateway

Policy changes make housing wrong strategy for hillfort landscape, say campaigners

Recent developments in planning and economic policy have raised fresh questions over a housing bid within the archaeological footprint of one of Britain’s most important hillforts.
Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: Oswestry Heritage Gateway

Town council urges Shropshire planners to abandon controversial hillfort scheme

Oswestry Town Council has restated its opposition to housing earmarked in the setting of Old Oswestry hillfort as Shropshire Council reviews the County’s local plan.
Growing visitor numbers signal the strong tourist appeal of Old Oswestry hillfort

Steep climb in visitor numbers to Shropshire hillfort

A sharp hike in visitor numbers to Oswestry’s Iron Age hillfort has confirmed its impressive heritage stature and tourist appeal.
Old Oswestry Hillfort

Latest five-year housing figures offer chance of hillfort estate reprieve, say campaigners

The latest five-year housing land supply figures offer a chance of Oswestry hillfort estate reprieve, say campaigners.
Wildlife hunting enjoyed by young & old at the Old Oswestry BioBlitz. Photo: Diana Baur

Naturalists and volunteers explore Old Oswestry hillfort’s wild side

Old Oswestry hillfort has seen naturalists and volunteers scaling its lush slopes on the hunt for wildlife as part of a landmark survey.
A small tortoiseshell Eurasian butterfly photographed at Old Oswestry Hillfort. Photo: Graham Mitchell

Wildlife survey will take snapshot of Oswestry hillfort’s precious ecology

A wildlife survey will this Saturday take a snapshot of Oswestry hillfort’s precious ecology during an 18-hour mega session of bug-watching and plant-spotting.
Pictured by the new sign are Annie Bethell (far left) and Helen Allen (second from right) of English Heritage, with local volunteers Neil Phillips and Maggie Rowlands

Volunteers team up with English Heritage on new hillfort sign

Visitors to a popular Shropshire hillfort are assured of a bright welcome following an initiative involving local residents.
The Oswestry Heritage Gateway embraces a corridor of historic and scenic borderland north of Oswestry, with the nationally important Iron Age hillfort of Old Oswestry at its heart. Photo: Graham Mitchell

Seminar to explore Old Oswestry’s diverse role within Shropshire’s landscape

Heritage, wildlife and ecology experts will explore the importance of Old Oswestry hillfort as a ‘living monument’ at a forthcoming seminar.
Volunteers can get involved with landscape maintenance at Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: HOOOH

Call goes out for help at Old Oswestry hillfort

Volunteers will be bracing the winter weather to help out with landscape maintenance at Old Oswestry hillfort in a new initiative.
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