As you walk along the trail, you can scan the QR codes on the sign by each tree with your phone and access more information about the species you'll see on the walk.
Total steps: 13
Total steps: 13
YHA Langdale, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9HJ. Grid ref: NY338052.
Start the trail from the wooden gates of the main YHA car park. Here you'll see two of the largest trees in the arboretum – a giant wellingtonia sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and a Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis).
Growing right next door to the wellingtonia is a sitka spruce.
Go through the black metal gates onto the terrace with views of the surrounding fells. [Look out for the noble fir tree.] Go down some steps to the left and through the black metal gates. Follow the path straight on.
Follow the path from the noble fir for about 100m. On your left you'll see a small fitzroya tree growing inside a wooden cage.
Follow the path down the hill to the next sign, staying within the arboretum.
After a few hundred metres along the path on your left, you'll see a grand fir.
Follow the arrows, which will lead you to the next tree to the right of the path.
The trail now ventures into Low Wood, outside the arboretum. Follow the path from the Monterey pine passing a wooden gate and follow the iron railings until you reach a second gate to take you into Low Wood. The track gets a little more rough, steep and muddy from here.
Follow the Victorian carriage track down into the woodlands, arrows will point the way. There's a mix of native hazel, oak and beech with specimen conifers planted around 150 years ago.
Head down the hill on the path staying within the woodlands. The next tree on the trail is a large lime on the field boundary to your left.
Follow the path along the fence line for 100m and take the right fork at the arrow.
From the Scots pine head uphill to the final tree, one of several Japanese red cedars at High Close. After this follow the arrows to guide you back to the carriage track.
Once you rejoin the track, head back uphill to the arboretum. Turn left after the wooden gate and you will get back to the car park below the YHA.
YHA Langdale, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9HJ. Grid ref NY338052.
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