Volunteers help with Woodbury Castle restoration

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 November 2017

Volunteers who helped fill sandbags at Woodbury Castle. Picture by Jake Newman/KOR Communications.

Volunteers who helped fill sandbags at Woodbury Castle. Picture by Jake Newman/KOR Communications.


Dozens of volunteers displayed bags of enthusiasm to help efforts to restore an Iron Age hill fort near Exmouth.

The Soup and Sandbags event at Woodbury Castle saw volunteers aged four to 80 fill 500 sandbags, which will be used to shore up the peaks of the castle’s ramparts to prevent erosion, as part of restoration work which has been underway at the fort since September.

Kim Strawbridge, site manager for the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, said: “We are so grateful to the volunteers who turned out in force and did a fantastic and extremely valuable job.”

The 2,500-year-old castle is managed by the trust, and owned by Clinton Devon Estates.

The trust has hosted a series of free guided walks at the site, with the next planned for November 21.

For more information and visit enquiries, including about school visits, call 01395 443881.

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