Brackfield Wood, Northern Ireland
We will create Northern Ireland's First World War Centenary Wood in the beautiful Faughan Valley, County Londonderry, but we can't do it without your help.
A First World War Centenary Wood for Northern Ireland
The site of Northern Ireland’s Centenary Wood has now been identified in the beautiful Faughan Valley, at Brackfield, County Londonderry.
Here, 53 acres of grassland, stretching along the banks of the River Faughan, is earmarked to become Northern Ireland's Centenary Wood. With your support we aim to plant up to 40,000 native trees and create carpets of striking poppies and other wildflowers; transforming the land into a special place for reflection and relaxation.
The site nestles between three existing Woodland Trust woods. To the south lies Killaloo Wood, with its remnants of ancient woodland and carpets of bluebells. To the north are Oaks Wood and Burntollet Wood, both recently planted. By planting thousands of native trees we will link and bolster the existing woods, providing an extended haunt for the valley’s precious wildlife. New pathways will connect and offer access to over 10 miles of stunning woodland and riverside walks.
Be part of this very special commemoration project
We need to raise £700,000 to create this growing tribute. Your donation will help with the wood’s creation and future management.
This ambitious project will benefit people and wildlife for years to come, while remembering all those involved in the First World War in a beautiful and symbolic way. It truly is an amazing opportunity.