Woodland grazing toolbox

Woodland grazing toolbox

4.3 Determining cultural heritage objectives

Cultural objectives include all objectives that aim to protect archaeological sites or natural features that have cultural significance.

Ancient woodlands, ancient wood pasture and veteran trees have cultural significance in their own right. Many woods also have archaeological remains within them. The more important ones are likely to be recorded but minor features may be unrecorded.

You can find a wealth of online information about recorded archaeological sites in Scotland. For details of listed buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, gardens and designed landscapes, and local authority records, see PAST MAP.

If you plan to use controlled woodland grazing to achieve cultural heritage objectives, refer to this in section 4a of your woodland grazing plan. If it is one of your primary objectives, enter it in section 4b as well.

If you need to safeguard a vulnerable site by excluding stock, you will also need to enter this in the 'Constraints' section of your plan, section 5.