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Tall trees trail - a walk under the impressive giant redwoods in the New Forest

Please note that we’re removing some trees from this area of woodland, this is essential thinning to give remaining trees more space to grow. Public safety is our main priority, so we ask people to follow safety signage and not enter the areas where machinery is working. 

From the car park walk under the wooden archway and cross over the road, the marker posts guide you along a shady path beneath mightly Douglas fir trees and redwoods that were planted during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Along the trail you will encounter the biggest trees in the New Forest – the giant, commonly known as the Wellingtonia coast redwood. The giant sequoia tree can grow to be the largest living thing on earth.

You will also see many Douglas fir trees. They have extremely thick corky bark that helps protect them from fire and insect damage – just like the coast redwood trees. Douglas fir trees are very valuable as a timber tree, as their wood is very hard and durable.

Trail information

Blackwater, Ornamental Drive, Lyndhurst, SO43 7QB
The path has a fairly smooth, gravel surface with one very gentle slope. There are frequent spots to rest and admire the view and no gates along the trail.
Grade - Easy
Trail Length
1.5 miles (2.4 km)