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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

2 miles (4 km)

This extraordinary 10 acre park in Whipsnade is planted in the form of a cathedral, using grass avenues for the nave, chancel, transepts, chapels and cloisters and 'walls' with different species of trees. It is run by the National Trust and is perfect for a peaceful stroll in beautiful surroundings.
The circular walk below makes use of the Icknield Way Path taking you around the tree cathedral and up to Dunstable Downs. The park is located near Dunstable, Luton and Hemel Hempstead.

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Tree cathedral showing outer "wall". - geograph.org.uk - 1238975

Tree cathedral showing outer 'wall'. . Listed in the Reader's Digest book "The most amazing places to visit in Britain" this view shows the laurel hedge forming the outer "wall" of the cathedral.

New Zealand Holly (Olearia macrodonta) (9212341853)

New Zealand Holly

GOC Markyate 096 Whipsnade Tree Cathedral (9365235888)

This is the Cloister Walk between the North and North West Towers. The cathedral was the brainchild of Edmund Blythe in 1936 after being inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of the Cotswolds on his way back from a remembrance service at Liverpool Cathedral. It took two men nine years to complete the project which is enjoyed by many people throughout the year.

GOC Markyate 098 Whipsnade Tree Cathedral (9369909674)

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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