As noted in the introductory section, the main aim of this new venture is to ensure the preservation and long-term management of the site and its environs for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. We are therefore hoping to develop and implement a conservation strategy with short, medium and longer-term objectives, covering the following issues.
Ensuring that paths, gates and stiles are properly maintained. Monitoring and managing the impact of visitors to the site including walkers along the Offa’s Dyke National Trail footpath, informal visitors, visits by organised groups.
Making sure that the visible earthworks and buried deposits within the interior are protected from damage.
Looking at the best options for replacing the existing woodland environment with a new and sustainable land use regime sympathetic to the natural environment that will minimise physical damage to the site.