Later this month English Heritage will be carrying out repairs to conserve some of the steep banks that surround the Roman walls of the monument at Burgh Castle Fort. Although NAT owns the Roman Fort site, the upstanding walls are in the guardianship of English Heritage.
The walls of the Fort, which are up to 4.5 metres in height and some of the most impressive Roman remains in the country, have stood for more than 1,500 years. In recent years, narrow strips of bare earth have become eroded around the base of the walls and this is gradually damaging the monument. Where people follow these worn paths they can end up walking at the top of steep slopes and become at risk of an accident. English Heritage will be removing some timbers left over from earlier works, building up the level of the ground and seeding new grass so that the ground becomes firm. To allow the grass to establish they will be installing temporary fencing that will remain in place for several years.
While they are there the contractors will also repair the set of steps leading up to the Fort on the north slope, on behalf of Norfolk Archaeological Trust.
Access to the Fort will be maintained throughout so that visitors can continue to enjoy its unique atmosphere and the outstanding views out over Breydon Water.