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Acorns to Ancients in the North West

Here's a list of our favourite trees in the North West:

  • Tree 3349, Greater Manchester; This beech tree is the only ancient one recorded in the whole of Greater Manchester, located in Wythenshawe Park. Formally owned by the Tatton Estate, the Park is in the grounds of Wythenshawe House; a sixteenth century stately home.
  • Tree 3163, Merseyside; A veteran oak tree in Eastham Country Park in the Wirral. Since the middle ages the park has linked the Wirral and Liverpool thanks to a ferry service from the site. Early ferries were run by monks from the nearby abbey of St. Werburgh.
  • Tree 11679, West Yorkshire; One of many fabulous trees on the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds. Set in over 1500 acres of land, the site was landscaped by Capability Brown in the 1800s.
  • Tree 3720, Cheshire; Located in a field near the village of Peckforton, this oak tree is rumoured to have been used by the preacher and famous Methodist John Wesley. One of many sites around the country where Wesley was said to have preached sermons to the public. A very spiritual tree.
  • Tree 2366, Cumbria; The Ryedale Sweet Chestnut can be found in the grounds of Rydal Hall which has certain parts that date back to the 16th century and is certainly a picturesque location from which you can gather your seeds.
  • Tree 455, Lancashire; The Squire’s Oak can be found on the outskirts of Preston; a local story goes that a squire had reserved the tree and one other to provide wood for his coffin on his death. Alas the land was sold before this happened and so his wishes were not fulfilled.
Tree 2366, Rydal Hall. Photo ATH/James Deboo.