A celebration of trees in the Lake District

There are lots of reasons to love and care for trees. Here in the Lakes, our rangers look after trees every day - ancient trees, veteran trees, trees on nature trails for families to enjoy, even Beatrix Potter's bramley apple tree at Hill Top. So, for the love of these friendly green giants, we've gathered together a collection of our top tree tales. Read on to find out about the trees we care for and where you can spot them.

Special trees we look after


The Dalston Oak

One of the Lake District's oldest trees, the ancient Dalston Oak at Acorn Bank gives us a glimpse into the past. National Trust ranger Jo explains why it's so important to the landscape, wildlife and visitors to Acorn Bank.

Top trails for tree spotting

Tree trail at Aira Force in Ullswater

The Aira Force tree trail

Take your time to explore the woodland glades, following the trail around Aira Force and enjoying our fascinating collection of trees as you go. Paper trail available from the Welcome Building, £1.