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2 November 2008
'Floating ramp' to preserve Welsh hillfort

Vital work has been carried out to prevent erosion damage to a historic hillfort in Wales. As part of a lottery-funded project, footpath improvement and erosion control work has been completed at the Moel Arthur hillfort on the Clwydian Range. A 'floating ramp' is being built over the large earth banks to help protect them from damage. A wooden frame is under construction, into which stones are set, to provide a safe walking surface, without any disturbance to the ground or the archaeology below. It is also claimed that the project will provide an environment for better sheep grazing and upland bird species.
     Hillforts conservation officer Samantha Williams said: "Moel Arthur has the most impressive ramparts of all the hillforts within the Clwydian Range and it is important that we protect them for the future. They have been there for more than 2,000 years and with careful management like this they may be there for another 2,000."

Source: Evening Leader (31 October 2008)

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