Ground work on the new 2010 rollercoaster to replace Corkscrew could face delays, after claims the ride will cover a historical site. It is believed that an Iron Age Hill Fort is to be built over where the rollercoaster will be erected. An archaeologist from Staffordshire County Council is due to visit the site in the next week.
A local resident brought this to the attention of the Council, who are now going to investigate. Alton Towers have said that they did include the Iron Age Hill Fort on their plans, and that the site is nowhere near the area marked out for the Corkscrew’s replacement.
The local resident from Alton has researched the local area, and claims that Alton Towers did not realise the Hill Fort extended so far. Alton Towers say that the Hill Fort in question is one close to the Trade and Staff entrance, and not close to the 2010 project area.