The Hamswell valley contains a wealth of Prehistoric, Mediaeval, Civil War and Georgian features all clearly visible within a small area, providing an unique insight into how successive ages developed and used a compact natural landscape, and how they might have interpreted the landscape in terms of astronomy, aesthetics, politics, warfare or economics.

Maintenance of the landscape is supported through a Higher Level Stewardship from Natural England and a grant from the Halecat Charitable Trust