Tree Trail

You will need to have the tree trail map available on your mobile device to follow this trail. Get it here or find a link towards the bottom of this page.

The basic walk is about a mile. There is an additional mile over the Savick brook bridge and another 1/3rd mile around the pond, so you can tailor it to your needs. There are a few trees marked on the map that are not on this trail, take them in as well if you like!

From the car park, up the road to...

  • Wych Elm

Into the park and find...

  • Horse chestnut (conker or cheggie tree)

  • Black Poplar

  • Lime (a whole avenue of them!)

Stop off here to look at the rose garden...

  • Holly

  • Copper Beech

  • Oak

  • Birch

  • Hawthorn - pink (it has pink flowers in May)

  • Mulberry (the most popular tree in the park)

  • Weeping Willow

Now you have an option around part of the nature reserve and less formal parts of the park, adding about a mile, or jump over this bit and do it another day...

Over the bridge..

  • Beech

Over the little bridge (you could skip these 4, but you'll miss out)...

  • Blackthorn

  • Hawthorn

  • Apple (lots of them)

  • Elder (if you are feeling brave, there may be nettles!)

Back over the little bridge...

  • Alder

  • Hazel

  • Ash

  • Sycamore

  • Scots Pine (is it being cuddled?)

  • Silver Birch

  • Hornbeam

  • Crab apple

  • Western red cedar

  • Aspen

  • London Plane

  • Tulip

Back over the bridge...

Now another optional bit around the pond, adding about 1/3rd mile...

  • Red Oak

  • White Poplar

  • English Elm (a bit buried in the other trees)

  • Lombardy Poplar (probably the most photographed trees in the park, after the lime avenue)

  • Sweet Chestnut

Back to the 'short' trail we take in the Sensory Garden...

  • Walnut

  • Eucalyptus

  • Lilac

and then...

  • Turkey Oak

  • Rowan

  • Field Maple

And the back up the big path to the car park, or have a play!

Lombardy poplar, across the pond

Tree Trail Map

Here is a map of the route and trees you will visit. Click the box on the top right to open it in Google maps. You may want to switch to the satellite view, it's up to you.

If you click on the tree icons you can find out more about each type of tree and see some photos of the actual tree. You might need to click on 'more info' for this or scroll in the left-hand panel, depending on your device.