KCCLP is a community land trust that looks after about 21 acres of land in the village of Knucklas, in Powys.
Look at our “Visit us!” page for how to find us.
The land includes –
– so called because it has a castle site on the top that was certainly a Mortimer Castle in the middle ages and was quite likely to have been a prehistoric castle before that. There is no trace of the castle visible, but there are some lumps & bumps that indicate where it may have been. More information is here.
The hill includes many acres of native woodland around the hill, and some delightful glades. There are prepared paths but the public are invited to walk anywhere and explore our forest and glades, find wildflowers and admire our trees.
Two fields of about 4.5 acres together that provide about 35 allotments and an orchard for local people.
The orchard has about 80 fruit trees of many varieties and more information is on our orchard page.
The site was purchased by a few local people at auction in 2008 and the Project was formed shortly afterwards both to manage the site and to raise enough funds to purchase it for the community. After 14 years this was finally achieved in 2023.
Site & location
The 21 acre site, including a Cadw scheduled monument, has been bought by some philanthropic locals who are leasing it to KCCLP whilst the money is raised to purchase the site for the whole community.
Sited at the confluence of the Teme and Heyope valleys in Radnorshire, Knucklas Castle overlooks Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Offa’s Dyke and the River Teme, the border between Wales and England. This part of Wales has many delights to discover.
KCCLP is a transition project encompassing archaeology and local history, nature conservation, woodland with public access, education, allotments, sculpture & art, poetry, community orchard, village green and heaps of strong community spirit. The funds for this important community project are being raised through the sales of shares and donations. You can buy a share and help in many ways. Registered Community Benefit Society no. 30635R