Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve

Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve © MWT/Tamasine Stretton

Wildlife-rich hillfort

Location

Old Churchstoke
Churchstoke
Powys
SY15 6EL

OS Map Reference

SO293946
A static map of Roundton Hill

Gwybod cyn i chi fynd

Maint
44 hectares

Pris mynediad

No

Manylion parcio

Reserve car park is approximately 80m beyond the ford

Anifeiliaid pori

Cattle & sheep

Llwybrau cerdded

The terrain is steep and uneven.

Mynediad

Contact the Trust for disabled access information

Cŵn

Ar dennyn

When to visit

Amseroedd agor

Open at all times

Amser gorau i ymweld

March to August

Am dan y warchodfa

From the top of Roundton Hill it's easy to see why an Iron Age hillfort was once sited here - the vantage point offers great viewing across the surrounding countryside. In later years miners worked the hill for lead and barites. Today, the geological and industrial landscapes of Roundton Hill have created a variety of habitats where specialist plants have taken hold. Perhaps the most significant of these are the 'spring ephemerals' - tiny ground-hugging plants that thrive on areas of thin, dry soil. At one time bats may have played a part in ancient rituals but today they are protected in roosts within the old mine adits.

Views from the top of Roundton can be spectacular at any time of year, but to catch the ‘spring ephemerals’ you need to get there early – March/April. Throughout the Spring and Summer, bird song fills the air; also keep your eyes peeled for butterflies, making use of the varied habitats.

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Cysylltwch â ni

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Cyswllt ffôn: 01938 555654
Cyswllt e-bost: info@montwt.co.uk

Dynodiad amgylcheddol

National Nature Reserve (NNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)