The gigantic veteran Cedar of Lebanon trees, Cedrus lebanii were planted in 1769s, and were part of the improvement of the view across the new Lake. It may well be that these trees were quite reasonably sized specimens when planted. They are sometimes referred to locally as ‘Walter Raleigh’s Cedars’ in homage to him. We have lost a few of these beautiful trees in recent years, because they are nearing the end of their lifespan. We have installed a lightening conductor in one of them and hope to protect two others in a similar way soon. The Cedar of Lebanon along the Dry Grounds walk is a Dorset Champion Tree.