- East Chinnock, BA22 9DN
- Car park facility available
- English Oak, Rowan, Scots Pine, Silver Birch
Opened on 23rd April 2007, St Georges Day, the forest is located on the slopes of a steep hill with wonderful views across the Vales of Hardington and Chinnock. As expected from this location, the panoramic vista unfolds across the South West of Somerset and Dorset, towards the coast at Bridport, making it an ideal viewing point.
Due to the steepness of the site, it is unsuitable for disabled access or for those people who have mobility problems.
The area is a natural haven for wildlife and the creation of the memorial forest will attract greater numbers of animals and rarely seen birds to the area as the woodland matures.
The nearby church of St Mary the Virgin in East Chinnock, has a stained glass window donated from a former German prisoner of war in appreciation of the kindness shown during the war years, which is certainly worth a visit while you're in the area.
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.