The History And Nature Of Bury Litton – Shaftesbury’s ‘Gem’

It’s easy to miss the enchanting wooded area, Bury Litton, at the top of Shaftesbury’s St John’s Hill.

The site is rich in history and biodiversity, as historian Matthew Tagney and wildlife expert Mariko Whyte explain to Alfred’s Nick Crump.

Bury Litton with the Shaston Yew at the right

Incredible fungi can sometimes be seen near to the ancient Shaston Yew, which has occupied this space for over 1,000 years.