A large area of pasture covers the east and west enclosures and the rampart, an area of unimproved acid grassland occupies the southern scarp (good for insects and butterflies), whilst the east scarp is semi-natural woodland with beech dominating in parts. Small areas of mixed woodland occur on the top of rocky crags on the west side of the fort. The western scarp provides the best opportunity for habitat restoration.

Ecological management should aim to control scrub along the southern scarp, control invasive arable weeds such as broadleaved dock and creeping thistle, reinstate hedgerows, control Himalayan balsam and control the further spread of bracken.

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Biota field survey (PDF, 2.17MB)
Habitat leaflet (PDF, 245KB)
Self guided walk leaflet (PDF, 654KB)