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Croft Castle Park

Location: Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PW

Region: Midlands

Grid Ref: SO4565

Owner / Manager: National Trust

Access: There is public access to the parkland from dawn to dusk

 by Brian Muelaner

Oak avenue at Croft Castle Park

There are many ancient and veteran trees here including a Spanish chestnut avenue which is thought to date from 1580 to 1680 and is linked to the Spanish Armarda, an avenue of ancient oaks (pictured), beech and lime avenues, a 1000 year old Quarry oak and a hawthorn orchard.

There are a number of resources available with more information about veteran trees at Croft Castle:




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  • Barbara Stagles says:
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I visited Croft Castle last week and saw the Quarry oak claimed to be 1000 years old. I was told it was a sessile oak but my photos of the leaves suggest it might be pedunculate. I should be grateful for your comments


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