New Beech Trees booklet
Inspired by local nature conservationists, Nigel and Lois Harbron’s research into Kirkby
Stephen’s ancient beech trees, Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome have published a new
booklet Kirkby Stephen Beeches. This is the fourth publication in the Upper Eden Discovery
Walks and is available at the Upper Eden Visitor Centre at £2.
The booklet gives the locations of ancient beech trees and groups of them around the town.
There is a walk mapped which will take about 1.5 hours to wander the streets and lanes of
Kirkby Stephen or may be broken down into shorter strolls. The route is also adaptable for
wheelchairs and disabled scooters. From the spring bright green, wonderful autumn colour
and food for our red squirrels, these old beech trees bring joy to residents and visitors alike.
If you fancy a little more adventure, details of the Kirkby Stephen vintage Wych Elm and the
ancient Wharton Oak have been included.