1.43 ha (3.53 acres)

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Falkender Wood is a newly created woodland, planted and named after the generous benefactor whose legacy enabled the Trust to purchase the land.

It lies within the parish of Melmerby in Cumbria and has magnificent views westwards to the Blencathra and the Lake District; and northwards up along the chain of the Pennines. 

The wood was planted in 2018 with a mix of native broadleaved trees and shrubs, including English oak, silver and downy birch, wild cherry and bird cherry, crab apple and dog rose.

In just a few short years the canopy will close to give the feel and look of ‘real woodland’, and it’s inclusion in a circular walk from Melmerby means it is already frequently visited and enjoyed by local people.

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A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

Learn what your gift could mean