This trail is open but it's still a work in progress, with two shelters and interpretation to be installed later this year.

Heritage Trail

With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new trail has been created at High Lodge, designed to provide access for everyone into the forest. The building of the trail was completed at the end of March 2018 and benches and rest perches were added more recently, with two shelters to come. The trail is 4.2km long with short cuts at 1 km and 3 kms, giving a range of options. Interpretation will reveal the story of the landscape and how the Forest was planted 100 years ago. Temprorary waymarkers are in place until the official oppening later in the year.

Since October 2017, volunteers have received training in heritage research skills and have already given over 1,500 hours to the project and are discovering new fascinating facts about the history, heritage and wildlife of High Lodge.

There are more workshops and activities planned between now and May. For information about these and how to book, please email or ask at the Information Point at High Lodge.


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Trail information

Grade - Easy Access
Trail Length
4.2 km
Is this activity for you?
This trail is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters