of volunteers in conservation clean-up at Brean Down Fort
work is carried out on Brean Down throughout the year, however
this week the National Trust site hosted a volunteer work party
with a difference.
The Squadron of 39th Signal Regiment have been working with the
National Trusts North Somerset rangers to carry out essential
maintenance to the Fort at the end of Brean Down.
have also been scrub cutting and clearing bramble and hawthorn,
pictured right, to improve the flora of the southern rampart
of the Iron Age hill fort.
based in Bristol, the Squadron fittingly bear the title 'North
Somerset Yeomanry' and organised the days work with the
National Trust as a leadership, cohesion and bonding exercise.
Terence Morrissey explains that the rich military history of Brean
Down drew the regiment to the site.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We chose Brean because of its military
background and we believe that the fort was part of a chain of
five batteries designed to protect Cardiff and the Bristol Channel."
forts were Palmerston Forts and we carried out some voluntary
work for the Palmerston Fort Society while in Gibraltar a few