Dove Stone Celebration Wood

Peregrine perching on building

About Celebration Wood

Celebration Wood is a peaceful place to remember a loved one. Part of the Peak District National Park, the wood offers glorious views over Dove Stone Valley. What better way to commemorate a loved one than by dedicating a corner of England’s woodland to their memory?  

Resident peregrine falcons can be seen all year round and in winter mountain hares stand out in their white coats as they sunbathe on rocks.  

Which trees we plant

We will guide you in selecting the right native tree species for the location.  

Choose which tree you feel will best represent your loved one from sessile oak, rowan, common alder, silver birch and wild cherry.


Native wildflowers will be planted around the base of the tree. You will have the opportunity to select a pair of handmade ceramic leaf markers, dedicated to your loved one. One of the markers can be hung on the tree, the other is for you to keep as a memento.

Dove Stone RSPB reserve, view across the reservoir and surrounding hills

Growing Together

In the Peak District, we’re working in partnership with United Utilities to restore a vast area of damaged peatland for the benefit of wildlife and people. Our work is helping prevent carbon release into water and air – a major driver of climate change. 

The new Celebration Wood nestles in the valley next to a picturesque reservoir. Featuring a stunning mix of native trees, it will take your breath away.  

We're here to help

We will guide you to choose the best tree to pay tribute to your loved one and discuss when the tree will be planted. You’re welcome to come along and help or watch. 


For more information telephone our Celebration Wood Officer Claire Johnston by calling 07395 852252, 01457 819880 or email  

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