Westonbirt’s Treetop Walkway

Opening to the public for the first time today is the brand new STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum.  The walkway is 300 metres long and gradually rises to a height of 13.5 metres – before gently descending into Silk Wood.  It gives you spectacular birds-eye views of the trees and landscapes of the arboretum.

There is a crow’s nest for the more adventurous and it is great to be alongside some of the wildlife in the trees.  I saw squirrels and there were long-tailed tits feeding in the branches at the same height as the crow’s nest.  As I reached the Silk Wood end of the walkway, I spotted a treecreeper moving mouse-like up the trunk of a nearby tree.

The walkway is a fabulous new addition to Westonbirt.  It is great to see that it is even accessible to those in wheelchairs or on mobility scooters.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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