- Oldham, OL4 3SG
- Car park facility available
- English Oak, Hazel, Silver Birch
United Utilities have generously released a new area within the Country Park for memorial trees; planting in this area will commence autumn of 2020.
The area is located beyond the treatments works at the top of the County Park and offers beautiful views across the valley that Strinesdale nestles within. Popular with walkers, fishermen and horse riders this tranquil country park is a hidden gem within Oldham’s countryside. Abundant in wildlife from swans swimming on the lower lake to birds that include waxwings as well as more common species, and Roe Deer; this site is a real home for nature only a few minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Oldham town centre.
Given the wildlife the ambitions for this new memorial forest is to management it more sympathetically. We will aim not to blanket cut the grass but improve the grasslands diversity to include wildflowers such and Yellow Rattle, Oxeye Daisies and Birds Foot Trefoil to make a better habitat to pollinators and butterflies, whilst still maintaining grass around the memorial trees.