Blackwater : Heartwood Trail

An easy waymarked walk through the Arboretum to experience the woodland and take in the variety of tree species. There are regular seats with backs to rest on along this route.

Technical sheet
No. 3865587
A Brockenhurst walk posted on 19/08/20 by New Forest National Park Authority. Update : 19/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h20[?]
Distance Distance : 1.06km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 7m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 7m
Highest point Highest point : 40m
Lowest point Lowest point : 33m
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 50.841221° / W 1.620784°
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(D/A) To start the Heartwood Trail, go under the oak archway, cross over the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive and continue up the gravel track for a short distance to a second oak archway where the trail begins. This Forestry Commission trail can be followed using the sensory information boards on the route. Just follow the boards round the trail to enjoy an easy to follow the route for all.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 40m - Blackwater car park
D/A : km 1.06 - alt. 40m - Blackwater car park

Useful Information

Accessibility: This short circular trail has a fairly smooth gravelled surface with one very gentle slope from the car park to the start of the trail. The remainder of the trail is level with frequent resting places and is accessed via a gate which has a low, soft catch. The narrowest width along the route is 1.1m at the entrance gate to the Arboretum; this is also the only gate along the route.

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.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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