Research undertaken into the character of the West Wight landscape during the planning and implementation of this project has generated a range of findings. We think these will be of interest to both professionals and those with a more general interest in the built and natural heritage of the area.
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This study provides a comprehensive heritage audit of the landscape of the West Wight and to present the results using a variety of different media. The report summarises known archaeological sites and highlights those that are under threat through erosion, plough damage etc.
Work has been done at Cranmore on the Isle of Wight to restore scrub and pine plantation back into heathland. Some parts remain as ancient heath whereas the rest has been restored at stages in 2005 and 2008. Sections of the heath have been grazed in this time and others have not. This study aims to look at the species diversity of the different ages of heath and to determine whether this is effected by grazing.