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Beeston Castle, Cheshire

Photo by Alan Cathersides

Beeston Keep

Location: Cheshire

Region: North West

Grid Ref: SJ537593

Owner / Manager: English Heritage


Beeston Castle has a number of veteran oaks and walnuts in the woodland running around the castle.  The paths of the woodland walk have been diverted around these old trees to allow them to be seen whilst also giving them a measure of rootzone protection.   There are also some impressive yew trees growing directly on the exposed bedrock in some areas.

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  • Nigel says:
    Posted May 07, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    What is the first tree on its own, in the orchard section of the car park , to the left as you drive in

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted May 08, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Hi Nigel, I will endeavour to find out and will get back to you.
      Many thanks
      Administrator for ATF

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted May 09, 2018 at 8:54 am

      From the description you have given, it sounds like it could be tree no. 13, which is down in the survey as Malus domestica.

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted May 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

      The last tree inspection report lists the tree as Malus domestica variety “Apple”, there are three in that area.

  • Lorna says:
    Posted August 03, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Our dad grew and planted your walnut trees and his ashes are with you. We’re coming to Beeston from Bristol and Yorkshire on 10th August for my sister’s 50th birthday and I’d love to donate to your tree protection as part of her gift if possible.

    • Julia Nicholas says:
      Posted August 04, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much for thinking of supporting our work. We would be delighted to receive a donation in memory of your father.


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