“We will actively promote and enhance the biodiversity of native species in partnership with conservation organisations, universities and experts”

Our Environmental Aims

We want to establish a balance between the sustainable management of habitats reserved exclusively for wildlife, and the sensitive utilisation of the site for commercial, educational and interpretative purposes. We aim to create a balanced mixture of safe wildlife havens as well as areas for people to safely enjoy the site. We will also support the survival of rare breeds of domestic animals and cultivated crops through our experimental archaeology programme. In order to do this we will:

Safeguard existing biodiversity - Enhance the range of habitats where possible - Provide safe access to the public - Educate and inform the public - Support the sustainability of the project as a whole - Monitor and research the success of these activities

The Landscape

Imagine what the countryside was like in the distant past. We plan to, as far as is practical, restore the site to the natural environment as it would have been when the Romans arrived in the area in the middle of the First Century AD. By this time, much of the wild woodland would have been cleared for farming, and we intend to reflect this by developing a mixture of native woodland, open areas and farmland.

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