- Oldham OL3 7HY
- Car park facility available
- Bench, Hawthorn, Hazel
Opened in September 2007, this memorial forest is situated off Calf Lane near the picturesque village of Friezland and bordering nearby Mossley. The land where the memorial forest is sited 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 the charity to bring the woodland into a management; that included 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 that 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, not only will these trees improve the memorial forests biodiversity but also complement the developing Oak and Birch tree canopy.
Please contact the office to discuss availability.