Bolderwood: Jubilee Grove Trail
Wander into Blackwater Arboretum and back via the deer viewing platform
Starting from Bolderwood car park this meandering route leads you past the deer fields and some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860. Unfortunately a large number of trees were lost in the Great Storms of 1987 and 1991, but many new trees have been planted and more will be planted over the coming years.
Information panels welcome you to Bolderwood and provide useful and interesting details about the site and its walks before you venture into the woods. Head to the deer watching platform for spectacular views of the deer herd, which are fed by a keeper during the summer months.
This Forestry England trail is a waymarked walk. Just follow the waymarker posts to enjoy an easy to follow route for all.
- Start/finish: Bolderwood car park, grid ref SU 243 086, no postcode.
- Ordnance Survey map: Explorer OL 22 New Forest
- Getting there: No public transport links, parking at Bolderwood car park.
- Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km)
- Duration: Under 1 hour
- Local facilities: Bolderwood car park has toilets, picnic tables and an information unit open during the school holidays from 11am – 4pm.
- Accessibility: The path is a fairly smooth gravelled surface, with gentle slopes along the way. The trail contains gates, situated on both sides of the roads where walkers cross.
To start the Bolderwood trails go through the gate, which has a low, soft latch, to the right of the information unit and follow the coloured waymarker posts which will guide you around the trails and back to the car park.
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