Enjoy a woodland walk through this beautiful Arboretum near Tetbury in the Cotswolds.
Here you will find 15,000 specimens from all over the world in an area covering about 600 acres. It is considered one of the most valued and significant collections of trees in the whole of the United Kingdom. In autumn it is a simply stunning spectacle providing one of the best natural fireworks displays in Britain. In spring you can see rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias in the Old Arboretum and wildflowers, bluebells and cherry trees in Silk Wood.
The area is criss crossed with numerous well surfaced walking trails. The Macmillan Way and the Monarch's Way long distance trails also run past the site so you can easily pick up a trail to extend your walk.
The pretty town of Malmesbury is also nearby. There's nice riverside walks along the River Avon and the fascinating Malmesbury Abbey to visit here.
PostcodeGL8 8QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Westonbirt Arboretum Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Westonbirt Arboretum Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an excellent on site cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.
The park is ideal for dog walking so you're bound to bump into plenty of other owners on your visit. There are lots of off lead areas too.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south west you can pick up the circular Hawkesbury Upton Walk and visit the National Trust's Horton Court. The Grade I listed manor house dates back to the 16th century and is surrounded by some pretty gardens. In the area there's also a historic 400 year old pub and the Somerset Monument to visit.