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Summer on the STIHL Treetop Walkway (Paul Box)

STIHL Treetop Walkway

Your breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Westonbirt’s wonderful trees!

The STIHL Treetop Walkway offers you spectacular views across the arboretum landscape. Access to the walkway is included in the cost of admission.

Accessible to all

The main walkway is step-free, making it accessible to visitors on foot, using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs and to those with dogs on leads. It is 300 metres long and gradually rises on gentle inclines to a height of 13 metres. 

Spectacular views

Experience stunning new views and discover more about Westonbirt’s world-renowned collection of 15,000 trees from high above the ground.

There are seven interactive hotspots to give visitors of all ages the chance to get up-close with nature and learn more about the fascinating world of trees.

You’ll also get a glimpse of traditional woodland management, as the walkway ends in the heart of Silk Wood – home to coppice workers and charcoal burning!

Sensory experiences

The 300 metre route follows a serpentine path through the trees and along the contours of the site, into the leafy canopy.

Each season of the year will reveal new views and new experiences of trees and nature.


Fun-seekers will find exhilarating features along the way, though these can be bypassed if you’re seeking a more serene experience!

  • Scramble up to the crow’s nest viewing platform
  • Swing across the rope bridge
  • Peer through the mesh-floored section

For the enjoyment of all…

We ask that children dismount scooters and bikes before taking to the walkway, and that dogs are kept on leads.

Award Winning

Wood Awards – Winner in the Commercial and Leisure category

Civic Trust Award – Winner

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Gloucestershire 2017 – Winner

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, South West Region Award – Winner

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Award – Winner

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Award, Client of the Year – Winner

Structural Steel Design Awards – Commendation

Blueprint Awards – Commendation

Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards – Runner up

Last updated: 10th November 2017


Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

What's of interest

Top facts!

  • 13 metres high
  • 300 metres long
  • 20 pairs of wooden legs
  • Seven interactive hotspots
  • One crow’s nest
  • One rope bridge
  • Accessible for mobilty scooters and wheelchairs!

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.