The rotten trail

A boy hunts for bugs

What would the Park be like if nothing decomposed? You can learn all about the world of decay on the rotten trail - be sure to grab your bug pots and magnifying glasses!

Created by gardeners and volunteers, the rotten trail is where you can hunt for bugs, spot fungi and learn all about the fascinating world of decay. 

If you head down to the Summerhouse you'll find identification sheets, bug hunting supplies and '50 Things' books. Grab a bug pot and get hunting!

On the way round this circular trail you'll spot beastly bones, fabulous fungi and worm-filled wood while learning all about how things decompose. 

Please note: the rotten trail can be slippery, so it may be closed in particularly bad weather.