Kirkstall Valley, Leeds

  • Leeds, LS13 1RB
  • Car park facility available
  • English Oak, Hazel, Silver Birch
Kirkstall Valley, Leeds
Leeds and Bradford Road
LS13 1RB

Opened in 2019, this incredibly beautiful location 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.

Careful and considerate planning goes into the memorial forest design and this area's plan is sympathetic to the local landscape to maintain the vistas from the site as the 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 awarded SSSI status (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.

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.