Trails at Queenswood


In addition to the many gentle, criss-crossing paths of the Arboretum, for more intrepid explorers, there are a number of waymarked trails at Queenswood of differing lengths and difficulty.


Free maps of the Arboretum and the individual trail maps are available from the Visitor Centre.

The main route around the Arboretum is on surfaced paths which are easy access and suitable for Electric Mobility Vehicles (EMVs) unless the weather is very wet or icy in winter. There is one EMV on site, a trike for one, which can be booked in advance from the Visitor Centre, in return for a £5 donation for 1-2 hours of use. Please contact us by using the buttons below.

Our trike is getting old and gives a great deal of pleasure to those who use it, so please, if you can, help us to raise funds to buy a new one for visitors with limited mobility to use at Queenswood by donating here. Thank you!

Please see below for information about the individual trails.

Individual Trails at Queenswood

The Gruffalo Trail

This exciting trail is aimed predominantly at children aged 2 to 6 years but is great fun for all the family.

The Deer Trail

The Deer Trail is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to walk.

The Badger Trail

The Badger Trail is approximately 1 mile long and takes roughly 30 minutes to walk.

The Fox Trail

The Fox Trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and takes roughly 45 minutes to walk.

Early Autumn Tree Trail

As the colour of the leaves starts to change in autumn, follow the Early Autumn Tree Trail!

Late Autumn Tree Trail

Explore the Late Autumn Tree Trail later in the season to see the most vibrant foliage.

Lyrics, Leaves & Lives Audio Trail

The trail begins in the red phone box at the Queenswood Visitor Centre before taking visitors on a journey through the Arboretum.

At each audio point visitors will find a wind-up audio device recessed into a beautiful oak monolith. Each audio device has been programmed with eight tracks of including poetry, people’s stories of their visits to Queenswood, historical information about the site, bird song and a dedicated children’s trail.

The Visitor Centre can provide a map of the trail.

Champion Trees Trail