Brackfield Wood, Northern Ireland
We are creating 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 home for red squirrels, kingfishers and otters
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 beautiful woodland for the island of Ireland.
With your support we aim to plant up to 40,000 native trees and create carpets of striking poppies and other wildflowers; including the ox-eye daisy and yellow rattle and create a community orchard. Local schools and communities across Ireland have joined us to plant 15,000 trees so far but the planting will continue through to 2018.
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 ancient 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.
Help us to create and preserve homes for UK wildlife
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – together we have raised over £524,000 but we still need to raise a further £176,000 to create Brackfield Wood.
Your donation will help with the wood’s creation and future management.
This ambitious project will benefit people and wildlife for years to come.
It truly is an amazing opportunity.