- Leeds, LS13 1RB
- Car park facility available
- English Oak, Hawthorn, Hazel, Silver Birch
Leeds and Bradford Road
Opened in 2019 this incredibly beautiful memorial forest site has been generously made available to the charity by Leeds City Council for the purpose of memorial tree planting. This memorial forest takes its name from the local area which is synonymous with the ancient Kirkstall Abbey that can been seen clearly from the planting area.
It is important to note that careful and considerate planning of the memorial forests design and memorial tree planting has led to a site plan that is sympathetic to local landscape and will help to maintain the visas from the site as the new forest develops.
As well as being near to Kirkstall Abbey the site itself is adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, which is an important local habitat for aquatic wildlife, especially freshwater mollusc and in 1984 the canal was designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Furthermore, in the distance the River Aire can also be seen and sometimes walkers along its banks can occasionally catch a glimpse of Otters twisting and turning in the water.