Kestrel

Work originally started on the rill in early 2007 (together with Skylark and Swift) so that it would be ready for the official opening in June that year. A narrow, tree lined avenue, it was specifically earmarked for the interment of ashes.

Whilst it did comprise of a number of trees, these are primarily poplar and arrangements are in hand to introduce a wider variety of native speciemens such as Oak, Willow, Alder etc. This will be done over a number of years but in the meantime, the poplars have matured nicely and provide their own unique character, no more so than when the wind blows.

Rill Information

If you plan to visit the woodland, our glade map will help you get around. You can downloaded a copy to your device for later referral and/or print one off at your leisure. Alternatively, if you are familiar with 'what3words' simply follow this link:-
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The site was cleared and consecrated on 7th June 2007
The glade is nearing capacity with most plots in use or reserved.

The site nestles within 60 acres of managed woodland and mainly comprises Poplar trees. The trees have now achieved an impressive level of maturity. The silvery green foliage and rustling leaves give the glade a unique character.

Over the passage of time other native trees will be introduced such as Oak etc and the rill will take on a traditional woodland feel. In the meantime it offers a sanctuary for many different woodland plants and animals which are actively encouraged through good husbandry of the land.