Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project


Aerial view

Old Oswestry Hillfort, on the outskirts of Oswestry, is described by English Heritage as 'the most hughely impressive Iron Age Hill Fort on the Welsh Borders'. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is linked to the mythology of King Arthur, but also is important for late-glacial landscape and has an important flora and fauna living upon it. On a clear day it is a great vantage point from which to see large parts of the borders. In 2006 Oswestry Borough Council sought external funding to improve access to the hillfort, and to encourage interest and support. In 2007 'OOLAP' was formed to take this project and run with it, to continue activities on and around the hillfort once the initial finds ran out, and get the whole community involved via walks, talks, festivals and research. We are now a self-funding group with no affiliation to Council; of active and interested volunteers and welcome new members. Get in touch!

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