Blackwater : Tall Trees Trail

Stimulate your senses on this short trail around the Forestry Commission's Blackwater Arboretum, with its small but nationally important collection of trees from all over the world. Sensory information boards along the trail provide fascinating facts about the tallest, heaviest and toughest trees in the world. This walk takes you past majestic conifers planted in the 1850s, some of the oldest Douglas fir trees in Britain and includes views of two enormous redwoods.

Technical sheet
No. 3870516
A Brockenhurst walk posted on 20/08/20 by New Forest National Park Authority. Update : 20/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.42mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 26ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 26ft
Highest point Highest point : 167ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 128ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : New Forest
Location Location : Brockenhurst
Starting point Starting point : N 50.841682° / W 1.620642°
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Description

(D/A) To start the Tall Trees Trail go under the oak archway, cross over the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive and the start of the trail is a few metres up the gravel track. This Forestry Commission trail is a waymarked walk. Just follow the waymarker posts to enjoy an easy to follow route for all. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 141ft - Blackwater car park
D/A : mi 1.42 - alt. 141ft - Blackwater car park

Useful Information

Accessibility : The path is a fairly smooth gravelled surface and is level with frequent resting places and no gates. The narrowest width along the route is 1.1m at the chicane barriers where the trail crosses the road. There is one bridge which is 1.5m wide with handrails and 1m wide anti-slip covering (grid reference: SU 267 047).

Local facilities : Blackwater car park has space for 50 cars with two spaces reserved for disabled visitors. It has toilets and disabled access toilets, picnic tables, bike racks and an information point.

Make time to enjoy healthy exercise, fresh air, beautiful surroundings and rich wildlife. Plan your route to be out of Forestry Commission car parks by dusk.

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