Helsby

Semi-natural woodland dominates the north and west sides of the hill and there is unimproved grassland on the top of the hillfort and on parts of the upper slopes where the soil is thin. Much of this grassland is invaded by bracken and scrub. There is a species rich hedgerow along the southern boundary of the hillfort. The meadows at Harmers Lake Farm are under Countryside Stewardship and native acid grassland species are returning.

The main management aims are to reduce the levels of grazing, reduce the fertiliser applications especially along the field margins, remove bracken and control the bramble and to retain the valuable hedge along the sunken path.

More information

Biota Field Survey (PDF, 2.54 MB)
Habitat leaflet (PDF, 261 KB)
Self guided walk leaflet (PDF, 742 KB)