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Explore Blackwater Car Park and Arboretum
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

This is the best place to experience the majestic Douglas firs and redwoods of the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. FAMILY AT BLACKWATER PICNIC AREA. NEW FOREST FP

You will find some of the tallest and oldest Douglas fir trees in Britain to wonder at as you stroll along the Tall Trees Trail.

Have a go at guessing just how tall these famous trees of the New Forest really are from this shady spot. Walk the Tall Trees Trail, take a picnic and wonder at the majesty of two enormous redwoods visible from the path.

Stroll around the Sensory Trail and really experience trees from around the world in the Blackwater Arboretum.

Click on the links below to find out about the waymarked trails from this car park.

Blackwater Sensory Trail

The sensory trail at Blackwater in the New Forest encourages people to use their senses to discover the many different smells, textures and sounds of these trees.

Blackwater Tall Trees Trail

 You can begin and end the Tall Trees Trail at either Blackwater or Brock Hill car park. The trail takes you on a leisurely stroll under majestic conifers planted in 1859 when it was the vogue to grow exotic trees.

Barbecues


If you are interested in booking one of our barbecue sites or using your own, please visit click on the link above for further information.

 

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Stumbled across this place by accident just on a walk with our dog loved it a beautiful surprise the trees are fabulous we ended up just sitting listening to the silence and nature for over 2 hours will return

Jo and mark, 9/Jun/2016

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Last updated: 21st October 2016

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  • Arboreta
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  • The sensory trail at Blackwater in the New Forest encourages people to use their senses to discover the many different smells, textures and sounds of these trees.
    The Tall Trees trail takes you on a leisurely stroll under majestic conifers planted in 1859 when it was the vogue to grow exotic trees.
  • Toliets
  • The toilets are situated in Blackwater car park.
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OS Grid ref: SU 268 047

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