GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blackwater Arboretum Trail

2 miles (3 km)

Explore the New Forest's Blackwater Arboretum on two super waymarked walking trails. The Blackwater Tall Trees Trail runs along the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive to Brock Hill on good footpaths. The trail is lined with majestic Douglas fir trees which are among the tallest and oldest trees in Britain. There are alsotwo enormous redwoodsvisible from the path.
The shorter Blackwater Sensory Trail encourages you to discover the many different smells, textures and sounds of the trees.
If you enjoy this trail you could head to the nearby Knightwood Oak where you will find the largest oak tree in the forest. Also nearby is the delightful Ober Water.
The Arboretum is located just a few miles south west of Lyndhurst and not far from Burley where there are some nice trails through the Old and New Inclosures. The major village of Brockenhurst, with its main line train station is also just to the south east.


SO42 7QB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blackwater Arboretum Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blackwater Arboretum Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the New Forest Walks page.


Entrance to Blackwater Arboretum - - 2260009

A dog outside the Blackwater Arboretum Entrance. Go through the gate and you can follow paths with named trees on either side. Well worth a visit.

Trees in Blackwater Arboretum - - 2220868

Winter view

Blackwater Arboretum, New Forest - - 50879

A summer view of this beautiful and tranquil place

Western Red Cedar, Blackwater Arboretum - - 2260295

Western Red Cedar

Rhinefield, view along Black Water - - 1019598

Rhinefield, view along Black Water

Rhinefield, road bridge over Black Water - - 1018523

Rhinefield: road bridge over Black Water. The Rhinefield Ornamental Drive crosses this little river by way of a small bridge, with a vehicle weight limit of 3 tons.

View to Blackwater Arboretum, Rhinefield. - - 344189

View to Blackwater Arboretum, Rhinefield. With the car park behind you walk straight ahead for the Arboretum and after crossing Rhinefield Drive you shortly turn right to follow the Tall Trees Trail.

Footbridge on the Rhinefield Drive Tall Tree Route - - 344057

Footbridge on the Rhinefield Drive Tall Tree Route. The path that follows the Tall Trees Route around the drive is easy for all walkers.


GPS Files

GPX File

Blackwater Arboretum Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blackwater Arboretum Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)