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Blackwater - New Forest Walks and Picnic Areas

Blackwater Tall Trees Trail - Another of the forests delightful walks has to be the tall trees trail in Blackwater Arboretum.

In case you are unaware an arboretum is a botanical area (and principally a collection of trees) whose primary purpose is devoted to the study and education about trees and other similar woody plant life.

Blackwater arboretum certainly lives up to this description with a magnificent collection of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the United Kingdom, and other beautiful trees from around the world.

The one and a half mile walk amongst its collection majestic Douglas firs, a species that is said to be named after David Douglas, a Scottish botanist who was the first to introduce this species into cultivation 1826.

Douglas Firs size and strength has made them ideal for construction they are also used in the construction of some homemade aircraft as well.

There are also two imposing Redwoods here as well, although not as large as the giant redwoods that can grow up to 280 feet and live for nearly three and a half thousand years, but still impressive all the same.

There is also an established sensory trail here that is approximately half a mile long and encourages visitors to use their senses to discover the sounds and smells of the surrounding trees.

The Blackwater Tall trees trail can found just of the Rhinefield ornamental drive near Brockenhurst and just a few miles from Lyndhurst. It is just a short walk from the car park here.


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