During this period of Covid restrinction more and more we are looking for outdoor trips … and if you live in Bristol area or even London or Oxford what is the best choise ?
After last Sunday i am sure to advice the Westonbirt arboretum .
I went on Sunday but if ylou prefer a quieter moment i suggest another day of the week .
Too many families and kids.Anyway the space is very large so rarely we met people less than 2 metres of distance
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum .
It is considered perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom.
Westonbirt Arboretum comprises some 18,000 trees over an area of about 600 acres . Its 27 km of marked paths are popular with visitors, and provide access to a wide variety of rare plants.
There are two main areas to explore.
The Old Arboretum is a carefully designed landscape offering beautiful vistas, stately avenues, and a host of rare and exotic trees from across the globe dating back to the 1850s.
Silk Wood contains many exotic plantings, at its heart is a traditional working woodland, dating back to the 13th century. Dogs are welcome in Silk Wood but not allowed in The Old Arboretum.
The arboretum is managed by Forestry England, and it is supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, a registered charity.
It is suggested a visit to the area in all the 4 season ..Also in december is possible to follow a trail that runs throughout the Old Arboretum, highlighting the beauty of Westonbirt’s trees in winter.
The cost of the ticket is £15
Nearby the Arboretum there is an expensive and prestigiousWestonbirt , girls. boarding school from 1927. Westonbirt Arboretum backs onto the Highgrove Estate of Prince Charles, the Prince of Whales.