Summer walk will uncover hillfort’s healing powers
25th May 2017
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Participants will learn about the aromatic and healing properties of Old Oswestry's abundant flora during a gentle stroll led by the noted Welsh Borderlands herbalist, Natalie Morris.

As well as being a hub of Iron Age history, the 3,000-year-old earthwork is also a haven of wildlife, including some species rarely seen in the County.

In summertime, the hillfort ramparts are abloom with a wide variety of plants, many with medicinal, restorative or therapeutic properties used through the ages to treat all manner of ailments, from heart arrhythmia to sore heels. Ms Morris will tell the story of the hillfort as “natural medicine cabinet” during an engaging and informative tour. 

Organised by the Oswestry Heritage Gateway, the event takes place June 17 from 2pm to 4pm and costs £5.

Starting at Gatacre Playing Fields car park in Oswestry, the walk will cover approximately 3 km (1.75 miles) and includes a number of short climbs to reach the hillfort summit.

Places are limited making pre-registration essential via the Old Oswestry Hillfort page on Facebook, or email:

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A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)

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