An exciting mass experiment known as Hillfort Glow, to try to communicate between a large number of hillforts across Cheshire and North East Wales using light, is to take place on December 5th. Volunteers will be invited to man each hilltop and signal with lighted torches in an attempt to make contact across the landscape, replicating a communication or warning system that could have last happened more than two thousand years ago.

“Glow” hillforts include: Beeston Castle, Kelsborrow, Helsby, Maiden Castle, Burton Point, Moel y Gaer Rhosesmor, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Fenlli and Caer Drewyn.

Moel Fenlli, part of the Hillfort Glow project, from Offas Dyke. (C) David Quinn under Creative Commons

Places are strictly limited, so to register as a Hillfort Glow volunteer, contact the Heather and Hillforts Project Office on 01824 708230 email stating your name, location, email, telephone number and preferred hillfort.