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.

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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.

River Faughan
Northern Ireland's Centenary Wood will
run alongside the River Faughan

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

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – together we have raised £200,000 but we still need to raise a further £500,000 to create the Centenary Wood for the Island of Ireland.

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 giving thanks to all those involved in the First World War in a beautiful and symbolic way. It truly is an amazing opportunity.

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  • Gillian

    from SOUTHAMPTON

    Donated £ 10
    136d

    In memory of two family sons who went to war, one returned and the other didn't. In their past we owe our future.

  • Gill

    from LONDON

    Donated £ 20
    146d
  • Stephen

    from WOLVERHAMPTON

    Donated £ 10
    268d
  • Philip

    from NORTHAMPTON

    Donated £ 10
    270d

    Thank you to all both in the forces and at home for the sacrifices made.

  • Elizabeth

    from LISBURN

    Donated £ 50
    273d
  • Carol

    from BELFAST

    Donated £ 50
    284d

    Trees are the most important plant we can leave behind when we are gone

  • Alan

    from LONDONDERRY

    Donated £ 50
    286d

    The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.

  • Victoria

    from CARRICKFERGUS

    Donated £ 20
    287d