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Ancient Trees & Sites to Visit
South West England

There are several individual ancient trees of interest, treescapes, and famous old trees in the South West of England.

All these sites are open to the public and we have chosen these as demonstration sites of good management practice. Many have large concentrations of ancient trees but some may be individual trees within already well known sites.


Ashton Court Park

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Bickenhall Old Churchyard, Somerset

Old Disused churchyard with ancient Yew tree and interesting wild flowers.

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Photo by John Smith

Clovelly Court Park, Devon

Oaks. Nationally important site for lichens.

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Crickley Hill, Gloucestershire

Beech pollards and ancient oaks.

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Dunster Park, Somerset

Oaks in medieval deer park.

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Photo by Brian Muelaner

Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire

62 trees recorded including Ash, Beech, Plane, Sycamore and Lime.

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Ethy Park and Woods, Cornwall

Ethy Park Woods has 75 large oaks, ash, plus a beech.

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Forest of Dean, Speech House oaks

A grazed, medieval forest with oak pollards which is rich in uncommon lichens and bryophytes.

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Forthampton oaks

This site has some magnificent ancient oaks with spectacular views to Tewkesbury Abbey

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Holt Forest, Dorset

Medieval forest.

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Horner Wood, Somerset

664 trees recorded including Oak, Rowan and Ash.

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Killerton Park, Devon

514 trees recorded including Oaks, Sweet Chestnut and Birch.

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Kings Barrow beeches, Wiltshire

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Kingston Lacy, Dorset

196 trees recorded including 82 Oak pollards and the stunning Beech avenue.

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Lanhydrock Park, Cornwall

Hundreds of Oak & Beech.

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Leigh Woods, Somerset

631 trees recorded including Oak, Lime and several rare endemic Whitebeam.

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By Brian Muelaner

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire

1008 trees recorded including Beech, Ash, Lime, Oak and Hawthorn.

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Prior Park, Somerset

136 trees recorded including Beech, Horse Chestnut and Yew.

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Sherborne Park, Dorset

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Stourhead, Wiltshire

229 trees recorded including Sweet Chestnut, Ash and various Champion trees.

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The Bulbarrow Yew, Dorset

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Tyntesfield, North Somerset

274 trees recorded including Beech, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Lime and champion rare trees in the Garden.

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Whiddon Park, Devon

294 trees recorded including Oak, Crab Apple, Ash and Beech.

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