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Survey Updates & Further Walks

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Three survey walks by volunteers on Bickerton Hill over the Christmas and New Year period have recorded fourteen (yes, 14!) potential rock shelter sites in addition to the already well-documented Mad Allen's Hole.

A few other sites await recording and the hill has yet to be fully investigated.

On the southern slope of the hill around Hether Wood a possible adit was noted some years ago, close to where the upper and lower footpaths converge. It is no longer obvious, perhaps due to disturbance by busy burrowing Bickerton badgers. If anyone knows of its precise location we would be most interested to hear from you.

The unusual spread of boulders and rubble on the slopes below Maiden Camp appears to have been the result of quarrying along the western escarpment within the Iron Age ramparts.

Further walks are now being planned on Overton Scar near Malpas, Burwardsley Scar near Harthill , Foxhill and Frodsham. Anyone who would like to volunteer to join these walks should contact the Trust at

We look forward to hearing from you.