Clatworthy Reservoir New Memorial Forest

  • Taunton, West Somerset,TA4 2EJ
  • Car park facility available
  • English Oak, Hawthorn, Rowan, Silver Birch
Clatworthy (New)
Sydercombe Lane
TA23 0LP

During 2021 Wessex Water graciously released this picturesque new location to establish a new Life for a Life Memorial Forest at Clatworthy Reservoir. 

The area is situated overlooking Clatworthy Reservoir, on the opposite side to the fishing lodge. 

Access can be found by either driving down Sydercombe Lane, which is a single-track lane that comes out to a small car parking area, or by parking in the official Clatworthy car park and walking around the reservoir. The walk will take approximately 30-45 minutes around the reservoir but will give the opportunity to see some the wonderful flora and fauna that live around the reservoir. 

This planting site is so beautiful that clients are advised to consider making visits to the forest a family day out, there being ample picnic areas dotted around the location. 

With the aim of the new plantation being to create a more natural memorial forest, a 2.5" (63mm) diameter circular plaque now replaces the standard rectangular plaque. The plaque will accommodate a 20-word sentiment of your choosing. The plaque is installed on top of the tree supporting stake and no longer on a separate post in front of the tree. The stake will remain with the tree for up to 5 years, after this time the stake will be removed, and the plaque then attached to the maturing memorial tree. 

Life for a Life planting areas are natural environments where we encourage wildlife and plant life 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.