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The Bowthorpe Oak

Believed to be over 1,000 years old, the Bowthorpe Oak's hollow trunk has been used for parties in the past, and it is rumoured that at one point over 39 people stood within it.

27 March 2007

The Bowthorpe oak

The award for 'Tree of the Moment' this week goes to the legandary Bowthorpe oak located near Bourne, Lincolnshire. For a small entrance charge you can visit this mighty oak, which stands in a field behind the main farmhouse at Manthorpe, and marvel at one of the largest girthed living British oaks.

Believed to be over 1,000 years old, the Bowthorpe oak's hollow trunk has been used for parties in the past, and it is rumoured that at one point over 39 people stood within it. The tree has also played host to many tea parties, with the children from the local chapel holding their annual tea and treat in there.

The Bowthorpe oak is one of many ancient trees on our database that each have their own unique tree details page, showing the trees location on a map and allowing stories and pictures to be uploaded. So if you are planning to visit the tree we would love you to add any comments and pictures after - or simply click to tell us you have visited it.

View the Bowthorpe oak tree details page.

The Bowthorpe oak