A REPLICA archeological dig has been created on the sandstone ridge to teach children about the Iron Age.
The mock dig was created within the grounds of Burwardsley Outdoor Education Centre.
The site is close to Beeston Castle and Maiden Castle, both with remains of Iron Age hillforts.
Based on the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, the dig will provide a real ‘time team’ experience for children to be able to excavate the remains and record any finds.
Habitats and Hillforts funding has enabled a new member of staff to join the Outdoor Service Team and Martin Kirkman will be working at the centre to deliver the new initiative.
Ellie Soper, project manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for schools across Cheshire to become involved, helping to bring archaeology alive’
Cheshire West and Chester councillor Herbert Manley, executive member for prosperity which includes Regeneration, said: “The project is an excellent example of partnership working with other organisations to achieve further learning facilities for children.
“I am sure that it will be very successful.”