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Bolderwood

Type:Walking Route

Bolderwood

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0.5 Miles, 1 Mile, 2 Miles

To access the route map click the website link above.

From Lyndhurst, drive west on the A35 for 4km. (2.5 miles). Turn right
into Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive and Bolderwood car park
is near the far end. There are 3 marked circular walking trails from Bolderwood car park. All go
via the accessible deer viewing platform where the wild Fallow deer are fed daily at approx,
2.00pm from Easter to September. They are all very pleasant woodland walks on a good gravel
or firm grass/gravel surface.

 

OBSTACLES. Gates around car park with wheelchair-friendly trombone latches.
Chicanes at road crossing points.

 

YELLOW TRAIL 0.8 km (0.5 mile). The Deer Watch Trail. Difficulty level 2

There is a drop of 10 metres from the Information Centre to the deer viewing platform.
The trail back to the car park is fairly steep and you may find it easier to return on the longer route
which goes via the picnic area.

 

GREEN TRAIL 1.6 km (1 mile). The Jubilee Trail. Difficulty level 5.

This trail drops over 40 metres from the Information Centre, the equivalent of a 13
storey building.

The return section just before returning to the deer viewing platform has sections of
20% gradients and a worrying cross fall of 20% where you need to turn to cross a
culvert. We do not consider that this section of the Red and Green Trails comes within
our criteria for easy-going walks and we do not recommend this section.

If you feel comfortable on the first steep slope past the Radnor Stone, which also has a noticeable
cross fall, you should cope well with our recommended route. You can return to the car park via
the trail marked A and then return past the Radnor stone. This was a lovely walk on an all-weather
surface.

 

RED TRAIL 3.2 km (2 miles). The Radnor Trail. Difficulty level 5.

There are 2 bridges; the first has a short but steep (17%) gravel slope up to the bridge and a 5cm.
step where the gravel has eroded.

This trail drops over 50 metres from the Information Centre, the equivalent of a 17
storey building. See my comments in the Green Trail section. Both trails marked A and B are
firm, smooth gravel or grass. You can use them to vary the length of your walk.

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