A flat circular walk with views of two enormous redwoods and using a part of the Tall Trees Trail.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park at Blackwater car park.
(D/A) To start the walk, go under the oak archway, cross the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive and go straight until you reached a gate.
(1) Track goes straight through Blackwater Arboretum but you can also make the whole loop if you want to see more tall trees.
(2) Turn right on the obvious path. Then, take the second path on your right, which is made with grass. At the end of the path, turn left to reach the official Tall Trees Trail.
(3) Turn right, cross Rhinefield Ornamental Drive and walk back to the car park.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 41m - Blackwater car park - Blackwater car park
1 : km 0.24 - alt. 37m - Blackwater Arboretum
2 : km 0.65 - alt. 37m
3 : km 1.74 - alt. 50m
D/A : km 2.8 - alt. 41m - Blackwater car park - Blackwater car park
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More information about the official Tall Trees Trail : https://www.thenewforest.co.uk/things-to...
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