Events Listings: 2015 Walking Festival: Meetings with Remarkable Ancient Trees

2015 Walking Festival: Meetings with Remarkable Ancient Trees

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Date: 21 October 2015

Location: Millyford Bridge Car Park, west of Emery Down (for Sat Nav: SO43 7GR)

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Cost: £8 adult, £12 family ticket (two adults and up to three children), £6 concessions (pensioners/students)

Enjoy a walk through the Ancient and Ornamental woodlands in search of the oldest beech tree in the Forest.

The New Forest has one of the highest concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in Western Europe. Immensely old, and full of character and charisma, ancient trees are rare. They have been sculpted by time and revered by generations of local people.

Ancient oaks may be 400 to 800 years old, while beech can reach 300 to 400 years. The most ancient of all are yews, some of which are thought to be over 1,000 years old.  Typically, the oldest trees have a great girth, a hollow trunk and a much reduced crown.

Find out more about the history and secret lives of the ancient trees of the New Forest.

Ancient tree

Eventbrite - New Forest Walking Festival 2015: Meetings with Remarkable Ancient Trees

Event Organiser: New Forest National Park Authority

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Distance: 3 miles

Food & Drink: Bring light refreshments if you wish.

Walk Difficulty: Leisurely

Further Information

There may be areas of rough and boggy ground on this route during the Autumn so please wear appropriate footwear, wellies may be needed if there has been rain recently. 

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

No toilets available at the car park or on the walk.

All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury. 

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