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Lovely stroll !

Lovely place to stroll through the varied trees from around the world down to the reservoir. A bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oswestry, United Kingdom
Great for walks

Very nice wooded area and reservoir. There are several optional paths, each with different types of... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to stroll through the varied trees from around the world down to the reservoir. A bit overgrown now and needs more management but you can see this is starting to be tackled. Free to walk around and interesting. A lovely relaxing half day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Very nice wooded area and reservoir. There are several optional paths, each with different types of tree. Takes about an hour to walk around everything if you are quick and don't stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamesOfJersey
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The walk through the arboretum takes you down to a reservoir. It is possible to walk around that, though parts are not easy. The arboretum section has an easy route through, with modest gradients, though. Plants are grouped by type or region and are reasonably-well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tandam30oct2015
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating Arboretum with interesting trees . A little overgrown in places so walking wasn’t easy but I guess better at different times of year. Walk by the reservoir at end of Arboretum made more interesting by seeing birds of prey quite close , shag’s and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChrisJaneytravelling
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I am not sure how many times I have now completed this walk through the Arboretum and round Val De La Mare reservoir. Its always worth the walk. Good views across St Ouen's Bay from the dam side and interesting birdlife both on the water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bethcar31
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We walked around the reservoir which is a lovely walk. The views from the edge of the reservoir over St Ouens are lovely

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed June 1, 2018

I only waled a short distance of this walk but I was really impressed , I would recommend not going in open sandals as I did I would certainly go back again

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SJBScotland
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Certainly forgotten but some fabulous trees and a lovely place for a quiet walk ... some amazing specimens from all over the world, must have been incredible in its heyday.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Nick M
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Did this walk, not much to see, needed some sign posts for directions for visitors and there were many paths going in different directions and we did not know which one to take

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Stephanie7
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit for a peaceful few hours away from the crowds. Some great trees and walk all the way to the damn and get a great view of St Ouens Bay. Well worth the walk (and it is not that far)

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank yorktraveller_8
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