The Euryalus Grove
The Euryalus Grove in Victory Wood is a site in the Trafalgar Woods project near Canterbury, Kent. Starting in 2005, the 200th Anniversary, the Woodland Trust is planting up to 100,000 trees to commemorate Trafalgar. There are to be groves named after each British ship in the battle.
The HMS Euryalus Grove was adopted by the HMS Euryalus Association on 21 October 2005 (see certificate left) and was one of the first three to be named. The site is situated to the west of Canterbury, between the villages of Yorkletts and Dargate on the A299.
The entrance to the Victory Wood is 27metres south of the junction Highstreet Road and Dargate Road, plaques mark the locations of the Oak tree groves for the British ships. You can see the car park on the map opposite, use the + plus and - minus controls for a closer view.
Victory Wood lies within the Blean woods complex, the second largest area of continuous ancient woodland in England.
As well as the flagship Victory Wood, there are 33 other woods located around the country that are dedicated to the Trafalgar Woods Project, a wood for each of the ships of line and support vessels at the battle of Trafalgar.
The HMS Euryalus Wood is located at the Three Mile Water Conservation Area, Newtownabbey, CO ANTRIM, Northern Ireland.
Captain the Hon. Henry Blackwood, Euryalus’ captain at Trafalgar, was born and died 20 miles away in Ballyleidy, Co. Down. The Newtownabbey council donated a site in its Threemilewater Park and planting took place in co-operation with the Woodland Trust in 2006. Over 3000 trees were planted by 300 local school children to create the Euryalus Wood in commemoration and to enhance the biodiversity of the area.