Friends of Castle Pulverbatch
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of Castle Pulverbatch are a group of village volunteers, established in 1993 at the instigation of English Heritage to preserve the 12th century Norman castle, a scheduled ancient monument and known locally as the Knapp, one of two motte and bailey castles in the parish. English Heritage's objectives are:
- Prevention of damage to the fragile earthworks and buried archaeological remains.
- Maintenance of the informal character of the monument in a natural setting.
- Promotion of public enjoyment and understanding of the monument.
- Manage the area for its valuable wildlife habitats.
What do the Friends do?
- Restore and preserve ancient grassland.
- Allow the natural regeneration of native woodland.
- Establish and maintain useable footpaths.
- Maintain the varied habitats for wildlife, plants and insects.
How you can help
- Support us with a donation, however small, for petrol and equipment maintenance - cheques to ‘Friends of Castle Pulverbatch’ gratefully received by Andrew Wood or Peter Hartshorn
- Provide native tree seedlings for replanting on the Wokkon (to Peter Hartshorn)
- Avoid dog fouling, remove litter and prevent the unthinking from leaving any
- Enjoy the walks, fauna and flora – have you seen the bluebells on the Wokken?