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Explore the cemetery
Parishes & Parishes Committee
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About this trail
This trail explores the exciting types of wildlife – from ancient lichens, yew and field maple to butterflies, voles and birds – found in the cemetery throughout the year.
Stop 1 Shrubs and berries
This area of the cemetery consists of patches of mixed native and non-native shrubs forming sheltered glades.
Stop 2 Yew and ivy
Ivy sometimes has a bad reputation but this evergreen climber can be an extremely valuable plant for a whole host of wildlife.
Stop 3 Primroses and siskins
There is a peaceful woodland feel to this tucked-away corner.
Stop 4 Lichens and owls
Here the numerous headstones and monuments are an ideal substrate for many different kinds of moss and lichen.
Stop 5 Copper beeches and squirrels
The large copper beech and pine trees provide a shady environment that favours spring-flowering plants such as bluebells.
Stop 6 Ash trees and bats
The two weeping ash trees either side of the path are an unusual form.
Stop 7 Meadow and butterflies
This meadow area has a different management regime to the rest of the cemetery.
Stop 8 Brambles and field maple
This semi-overgrown corner has been purposefully left with minimal management to give a wild and secluded feel and attract wildlife.
Stop 9 Sky and swifts
Look up! A good view of the sky here gives the opportunity to spot aerial hunters such as the summer migrants, housemartins and swifts.
Stop 10 Wildflowers and woodpeckers
Look down! This central area has open grass, great for low-growing wildflowers such as daisy which can escape the blades of the mower.
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