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Self-guide trails

Natural play. Westonbirt ArboretumThere are many ways to enjoy the tree collection - whether you want a stroll, to have a picnic with the children or discover what's looking good.

Seasonal trails

Each season, we prepare two special trails (one in the Old Arboretum and one in Silk Wood) which provide visitors the chance to explore our beautiful surroundings. These are available in our Seasonal Guide Trail Map and can be picked up at the Great Oak Hall or at the admissions lodge.

The summer 2013 seasonal trail is inspired by folklore and fairytales from around the world.

Family trails and activities

Find out more about what's on offer on our Westonbirt for families pages

Westonbirt audio trail accessible tree labelAudio trail

We have a special audio trail around part of the Old Arboretum. The trail has been written and recorded for blind and partially sighted visitors, in partnership with the Stroud Macular Group as part of Westonbirt's Communities in Nature project.

Download the Hidden Voices trail (mp3, 21MB, right click to download) as one file, or individual stops (links are below), and then follow the yellow tree labels (pictured above) around the trail in the Old Arboretum, starting from our famous Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva' by Savill Glade on Circular Drive.

Individual audio trail stops download links (right click to download):

Language Introductions

Introductions to Westonbirt are available in French, German and Japanese.

Looking for a particular tree?

Try our Window on Westonbirt display board situated outside the Great Oak Hall or the Westonbirt Interactive Map to search our entire database of trees and locate the specimen of your choice.

Last updated: 7th December 2017

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