A STUNNING VISTA
Lime Avenue has had a ‘haircut’. The entrance to the village is down a tree-lined avenue through the gate piers off the
A515 road to Buxton. The present avenue consists of 71 small–leaved lime trees planted by my uncle, Sir John, in 1970 to replace the older avenue that preceded it. In 1990 I was deemed an ‘eco-terrorist’ in the local paper when I instructed the felling of the older set of trees, since they were cutting out the light to the newly planted ones. Now, with assistance from the Peak District National Park Authority, these trees have blossomed and we needed to remove the tree guards restricting growth and ‘lifting the crown’. The result is a stunning vista into our beautiful village.
The freshly trimmed Lime Avenue