Sir Walter Scott’s Tree

Sir Walter Scott’s Tree KLM V NO388239 1 351 75m

    Sir Walter Scott’s Tree 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

‘This name applies to a Planetree in the Valley called Gowls Den. It is pointed out to each successive Forester by the Proprietor, for its Protection. The tradition is that “Sir W. Scott when he paid a Visit to the Den or glen, struck this tree with a small mallet pronouncing at the same time the Words “This is my tree”’ (OS Name Book 43, 21).[265]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4