• Oldham OL3 7HY
  • Car park facility available
  • Hawthorn, Hazel
Calf Lane

Opened in September 2007, this memorial forest is situated off Calf Lane near the picturesque village of Friezland and bordering nearby Mossley. The land was graciously released for memorial tree planting by Wiggett Construction.

The area was once dominated by closely planted, stagnating woodland and after extensive work by Life for a Life including retaining a number of specimens Oak, Ash and Larch trees, the site has become a haven for wildlife especially bees and butterflies.

The memorial forest is adjacent to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal giving visitors to site access to many public rights of way that lead back to Greenfield and eventually Uppermill village which both offer a selection of tourist attractions. To the rear of the memorial forest runs the River Tame and in the distance the vistas look towards Dove Stone, the Peak District National Park and the Pots and Pans Monument on Alderman Hill which honours the 259 villagers that died during World War I.

As the site nears capacity for tree planting the tree species will be adapted to include Hazel and Hawthorn trees as these trees improve the memorial forests biodiversity as well as complement the developing Oak and Birch tree canopy.

Please contact the office to discuss availability.

Life for a Life planting areas are natural environments where we encourage wildlife and plantlife to flourish, as such additional items should not be added to the tree or the space around it, especially as they can cause damage to the tree. Please be aware that any prohibited items left on or around memorial trees will be removed.