Money trees

Money really does grow on trees in Cumbria – just ask any visitor to the woods surrounding Aira Force in the Lake District.

Money tree at Aira Force in Cumbria

Money tree at Aira Force in Cumbria

The money tree, or wish tree, is studded with hundreds of coins of all values and currencies.

Visitors to the area, near Ullswater, in northern England have turned a toppled tree into a coin shrine near to the famous waterfall.

The tree trunk is about 10m long and almost 1m wide.

Large stones left on top of the trunk indicate the primitive way some of the coins have been hammered home through the tree bark.

Money trees around the world

Other places with coins wedged into fallen trees include:

  • Malham in Yorkshire
  • Broadwood on the Ingleton Waterfalls Walk  – Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale, Nr Skipton. North Yorkshire
  • Dovedale in Derbyshire

Maybe you know of others?  Let us know via the comments area below

Directions to the money tree at Aira Force, Ullswater

Leave the car park through the entrance way and walk up the hill.

The path splits after about 800m.  Follow the path to your left.  Heading towards two large monkey puzzle trees and alongside an open grass area with seats.

You will find the money tree on your left in a clearing after a further 200m or so.

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