Nordic WALX (moderate) at BIG TREES in the New Forest

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Pace: Moderate

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Intensity: Medium

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Gradient: Medium

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Nordic WALX

Price: £7.00

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Janet Bryant

Walk Description:


Big Trees!

Thursday mornings are a great opportunity to get out there in a different spot each week to enjoy the fabulous New Forest while taking the opportunity to have a bit of fun practising your technique if you wish to, using our Nordic Poles to turn this Nordic Walk into a bit of a workout.

This week we use the techniques that we have been practising to Nordic Walk along the Big Trees route at Rhinefield and the Arboretum.

This circular woodland walk explores the exotic giant redwood trees of Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. The New Forest is well known for its ancient oak, ash and beech woodlands, but in the mid-1800s a forest worker planted an abundance of sequoia redwoods, conifers, azaleas & rhododendrons in the grounds of Rhinefield to create the famous Ornamental Drive that’s still visible today.Although not native trees, the giant redwoods have grown to be the tallest trees in the National Park and are a mightily impressive sight for anyone who explores this wonderful woodland walkway.The walk also visits Blackwater Arboretum, a small clearing where you can relax on wooden benches surrounded by a remarkable selection of trees sourced from all around the world.


There are a couple of gates but no stiles but there is a very real possibility of encountering New Forest grazing livestock such as ponies, cows and donkeys. The very nature of the New Forest terrain means that springs pop up in unexpected places after heavy rain so please make sure you wear waterproof footwear (no wellies)! Dogs are welcome but there will be stretches where they must be on a lead so please make sure you are confident and safe with dogs on a lead when using poles and around livestock. Please make sure you have filled in a dog disclaimer form available from Janet before bringing your pooch.

Cancellation policy.By booking this walk you are accepting the full terms and conditions.Please do not book a walk until you are sure that you can make it. It is better to book on late than cancel late.There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on this walk.

This means that, at the discretion of the instructor, 100% of the full walk price will apply if you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled walk start time.Please contact your instructor if you need to cancel within this time on or 07919 194322. Do not cancel online. 

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