Dunnock Glade - Dedicated to the Interment of Ashes
Dunnock is part of our original woodland and was commissioned in 2022. The ground was already well established but still required a lot of work to get it just right. Weeds and undergrowth were removed and a grassed area was soon established together with some new trees.
Access is straight forward, down the orignal woodland road and it is the first glade on the left, just before Robin Glade
More images of Dunnock will appear soon.
Whilst the site was consecrated on 7th June 2007, it only became a glade in its own right in 2022. The additional area was required to meet the interest and demand for Ashes Interments in a natural eco-setting. The necessary plans were made in 2021 and the glade commissioned and fully established the following year.
The site nestles within 60 acres of managed woodland. The Poplar 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 are being introduced because Poplars dont live that long. So Oak and other long lived native species are being planted to ensure that with the passage of time, the glade 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. Deer and squirrels are just a few of the regular inhabitants.