We Love Forests: Tall Trees Trail, Rhinefield Ornamental Drive

This 1.5 mile walk takes you through a section of Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, through some, unsurprisingly, tall trees.

Starting at either Blackwater or Brock Hill free car parks (Blackwater has a picnic area and toilets if that sways your decision) this walk is 1.5 miles long. The route has a wide  gravel pathway making it suitable for wheelchairs and decent buggies (cheaper umbrella style pushchair might struggle).

Tall trees you will see on the trial include the Giant Sequoia, native to America, these are the largest trees in the New Forest, weighing 105 tonnes and counting! Also the Douglas Fir. This all-round performer has high quality timber, hard and durable and holds the record for the tallest tree.  Blackwater Arboretum is signposted and a very short walk from the Tall Trees Trail and well worth a visit in my opinion.

If you have an MP3 player / fancy pants mobile phone, you may want to the Forestry Commission Tall Trees podcast to find out more about what you can see as you walk.

Well worth a visit and a great spot if you have one child in a buggy and one old enough to walk and explore as there's plenty of open spaces surrounding the pathways.


Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, especially Gemma who shared her jaunt to Westonbirt and Clara and Kirsty who shared their exploring at Bolderwood.

If you would like to join in this week, the We Love Forests linky runs every Monday for a week. Simply join in as an when with anything forest-based, a day out, a walk, photographs, craft, activity and so on.