Hitchin’s Windmill Hill set for an autumn spruce-up

The view looking east from the top of St Mary's church tower towards Windmill Hill

The view looking east from the top of St Mary's church tower towards Windmill Hill - Credit: Archant

Hitchin’s Windmill Hill is set for a spruce-up from today – to improve its general appearance and enhance views.

The hill, a favourite spot for sledging after snow falls, faces Hermitage Road in the town’s centre, but at the bottom the scrub has become overgrown making the area look dense and untidy.

Starting from today, the work carried out by North Herts District Council will take around a week to complete.

Councillor Peter Burt said: “Once the work has been done the area will continue to be maintained as part of the hill’s scheduled work in the future.

“The ground level scrub will be removed along with the ivy, and dead elms, which will expose the flint wall underneath.


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“The mature trees will have the lower branches removed to open the area and create a fantastic view of Windmill Hill.”

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