GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Westonbirt Arboretum

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a woodland walk through this beautiful Arboretum near Tetbury in the Cotswolds.
Here you will find 15,000specimens from all over the world in an area covering about 600acres. 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, bluebellsandcherry treesin 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.


GL8 8QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Westonbirt Arboretum OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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There's an excellent on site cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Westonbirt Arboretum - - 69570

Westonbirt Arboretum. One of the beautifully laid out sections on the circular drive where it links with the path down to the education centre.

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A glorious walk in the park in Autumn. This is an inspiring place for a photographer! These acers are somewhere near Specimen Avenue.

Sneak preview of Westonbirt arboretum - - 488598

From outside the confines of Westonbirt, the footpath along its northern boundary gives views into the arboretum.

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Two acers at the intersection of Specimen Avenue and Mitchell Drive, on the southern edge of the square.

Sculpture at Westonbirt Arboretum - - 978354

Sculpture at the Arboretum

Show garden at Westonbirt Arboretum - - 977809

Show garden

Oak Barn at Westonbirt Arboretum - - 1013728

Oak Barn

The Forest Shop, Westonbirt Arboretum - - 1574065

The Forest Shop


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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