Kippford Leaning Tree

Species: Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna L.)
Age: 60 Years years
Region: Kippford, Dalbeattie in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

A defiant lone hawthorn guarding the Scottish coastline.

The tree on the coast of Dumfries & Galloway is a fine example of a mature hawthorn tree. While not spectacular in size, it cuts a striking presence as the only tree on the windswept cockle shell beach. The hawthorn has been enjoyed by three generations of one local Dalbeattie family. It’s been climbed on, battered by the winds and even bumped into by cars turning. Yet still it survives and stands strong and proud on the edge of the beach.
Tree of the year 2022
30761 votes
6th place
Nominated by: Woodland Trust
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust