In September 2019, we were delighted to acquire 44 acres of land called Dowgill Grange. This land adjoins Bank Woods, and has its own access from the B6165 just south of Summerbridge, Nidderdale.

It has a few mature trees, lots of fairly derelict dry stone walls, and wonderful stone field barn (which is in an even worse state of repair than its neighbour at Bank Woods!)

During the planting season 2019/20, we have planted 8,500 trees on approximately half the area. The rest will be lightly grazed by hardy cattle.

This land is currently not open to the public.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now


Chinese Proverb