The bridges at Saltash
One of the wider sections of road
The tree is located in the front garden of a group of farmhouses and from the description on various sites we were wondering if it would be easily accessible. There was no need to worry though because it is situated right next to the drive and my partner even struck up a conversation with one of the farmers about the tree. It was quite interesting listening to him speak because he sounded like a pirate! I'm not sure either of us understood half of what he said but it didn't seem to matter because they were over half an hour chatting. The British reserve stereotype does not hold true once you get away from the cities!
The Darley Oak
The Darley Oak is massive of course and is estimated to be over a 1000 years old. While it looks like some of the branches would break off in a stiff breeze it didn't give off the air of dejection that Major Oak in Notts seems to have. If anything it had quite a cheerful aura and I'm not one to usually ascribe such characteristics to trees.
The 50 Great British Trees Plaque
Don't you wonder how many children have climbed and hid in this tree over the centuries?
We didn't stay there but the Oak Barn B&B across from the Darley Oak looked quite lovely if you are looking for a getaway location and if the proprietors are half as friendly as the man we spoke to then you are in for a pleasant stay.