The secrets of an Iron Age hillfort near Torrington wait to be revealed as archaeologists prepare to move in. Berry Castle at Huntshaw is a scheduled monument thought to date back 2,600 years and work to unlock its mysteries is being carried out by the Friends of Berry Castle (FOB). To help, around 30 army cadets from Holsworthy and Torrington have been busy clearing deadwood from the site, clocking up volunteer hours for their Duke of Edinburgh awards. FOB was formed last year to preserve the site and raise its profile, initially clearing trees alongside landowner Clinton Devon Estates and Historic England. Now the site is accessible, a geophysical survey has been carried out and archaeologists will be moving in to look for signs of ancient habitation, such as the remains of houses, animal closures and ancient tracks. Group chairman Audrey Alimo said: Their dedication and commitment has transformed Berry Castle, making it accessible and safe. The group is holding its first open day on July 17 between 11am-4pm, when the cadets work will be recognised and the results of the geophysical survey revealed. Anyone who would like to join the FOB or find out more can call Emma Barrow on 01805 623266 (evenings/weekends) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.