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Blackwater Tall Trees Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

red

Length of trail:

1.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Blackwater Arboretum and Tall Trees Trail Map

 

Trail description

Beginning and ending at either Blackwater or BrPEOPLE WALKING ALONG THE TALL TREES TRAIL IN RHINEFIELD. NEW FOREST FPock Hill car parks the Tall Trees trail takes you on a leisurely stroll under majestic conifers.

Refresh your body, mind and spirit with a walk in the forest. The Tall Trees trail is perfect for a winter walk.

Discover the remarkable firs and redwoods that were planted in the late 1850s to create the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive.

Walking the circular ‘Tall Trees Trail’ will take you through an impressive section of the drive amongst towering Douglas fir and mighty redwoods.
The Tall Trees Trail is roughly 1.5 miles in length.

The path is a flat and fairly smooth gravelled surface with frequent resting places and no gates.

To start the trail from Blackwater car park, go under the carved oak archway and cross over the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive.  The trail starts a short distance up the gravel track on your right. 

A long the trail you will encounter the biggest trees in the New Forest – the giant Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). SPRING. BEDGEBURY PINETUM, also known as the Wellingtonia. The giant sequoia tree can grow to be the largest living thing on earth.

Continue along the trail and keep your eyes open for roe deer. Roe deer are native to the New Forest and often seen in the beech woodland on your left. Eventually you will reach Brock Hill car park. To continue following the trail you need to cross back over the road. Now you will be heading back down the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive towards Blackwater car park on the opposite side of the road. We hope you enjoyed the trail...

Tall Trees Trail podcast

Take your very own 'ranger' out in the New Forest by downloading the Tall Trees podcast for your MP3 player by clicking here

If you have any questions about the suitability of any of these trails for your specific needs or about the accessibility of the wider Forest please contact the Forestry Commission's rangers on 0300 067 4657

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic - one of the Giant Sequoia is the tallestin the U.K. according to www.redwoodword.co.uk

Paul, 16/Oct/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

What a beautiful, amazing, and peaceful place. Aside from the wonderful surroundings there's free parking and toilets too! Can't wait to come back in March and hug some more trees.

Simon, 8/Feb/2015

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Parking is either at Brock Hill car park or Blackwater car park. Both are off the Rhinefield Drive
  • Picnic
  • Ther are pcinic benches in Blackwater car park and inthe Abroretum.
  • Trail (easy)
  • The path is a fairly smooth gravelled surface and flat with frequent resting places and no gates.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets are situated in Blackwater car park
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Location

OS Grid ref: SU 268 047

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Contact

General Enquiries

0300 067 4601
enquiries.southern@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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