The estate at Myddelton Grange in Sacred Heart Parish, Ilkley is an ideal pilgrimage destination for people across the Diocese of Leeds to come and experience the beauty of our managed woodland and visit the Myddelton Calvary and Stations of the Cross. Paul Elgar, who manages the estate and forestry, has sent in his latest Missive from Myddelton, including some ‘before and after’ images from the past couple of years.
Corner Wood: before (2017) taken as work commenced for a selective fell: very dark with no undergrowth….and after (May 2019) the same area is transformed with good ground cover occurring and the planted trees beginning to establish.
Bluebells now growing in Ings Gill and Old Wives Gill…alongside wild raspberry.
North Planting: just prior to felling in 2017…and the same land now ready for planting at the back end of this year. The foxgloves will be a real display in a few weeks.
In the Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’, the forget-me-not symbolises undying love…