Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites
Lady Warburton’s Walk
Small linear green space with informal footpath located between Rood Hill at the top of the Clayton Bypass and a footpath link from Somerset Close. It includes the route of Lady Warburton’s walk, which led to the former Daisy Bank Hall. The green space is a remnant of the grounds of the country house, and includes the edge of Lady Warburton’s Wood, which is semi-natural ancient woodland.
In the 2019-20 planting season Trees for Congleton volunteers planted 8 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum and cherry), funded by the William Dean Trust. Subsequently a wildflower area was sown by Streetscape within the orchard.
- Carbon storage to mitigate the effects of climate change
- Addition to green network, providing habitats, flowers and berries for wildlife
- Orchard for food, amenity & wildlife.
Once new planting is established, generally after one year, it is handed over to Congleton Town Council’s Streetscape team which already looks after green spaces in the town. Cheshire East Council (Ansa) may also be involved, working alongside our Town Council team. Fruit trees are pruned by volunteers. It is appreciated that many residents help by picking litter when visiting the green space.
Would you like to be a friend of Lady Warburton’s Walk green space?
We would love local residents to become ‘friends’ of the trees and plants planted in the area. A ‘friend’ would keep an eye on the site and report any damage or problems, or indeed how the plants are flourishing! As one of the Town Council’s 30 Biodiversity Sites any information on wildlife or suggestions for enhancement would be welcomed.
Please fill in the form with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.
If you have been inspired by what you have read, want to volunteer or join the Congleton Partnership…….we are waiting to hear from you!