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Hanger Hill Drive
This mile long ride lined with 91 lime trees forms the approach from Welbeck Abbey into the Birklands. It was created in the 18th century as a scenic entrance for the pleasure of the Dukes and to impress their visitors. In addition to the lime tress the surrounding woodland was planted to enhance its appearance, notably with an area of exotic conifers to the east of the ride shortly after its entrance into Birklands. Some local people refer to this ride as Lady Anne’s Ride rather than Hanger Hill Drive, possibly reflecting the generousity (or disinterest) of Queen Anne in allowing the transfer to the Dukes of the crown lands in Sherwood.
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