For this weeks #WeLoveForests I'm sharing some photos from a lovely morning stroll around Blackwater Arboretum Sensory Trail in the New Forest.
To get to Blackwater Arboretum you drive through Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, which in itself is a smashing experience. There's also a Tall Trees Trail, which I'll share photos from soon, but I digress. Back to Blackwater Arboretum, it looking stunning at this time of year, leaves of all colours on display and when a gust of wind blows tiny birch leaves fall like snow on you. Bliss. The pathway is graveled and is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There are plenty of benches and a few picnic tables, I'll be taking my children there next week in the half term school hols so we can enjoy a thermos of soup and crusty rolls on a picnic table surrounded by the reds, golds and greens - I can't express just how pretty it looks at the moment. If you live int he New Forest or are visiting soon it's well worth a visit.
Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the Forestry Commission's Blackwater Car Park along with public toilets.
If you would like to join in this week, the We Love Forests linky runs every Monday for a week. Simply join in as an when with anything forest-based, a day out, a walk, a spot of Photocise, craft, activity and so on.