The tree trail and poetry path have been designed to encourage people of all ages to take more advantage of our local natural environment. There are twelve native trees within the trail and individual information sheets offer everyone the opportunity to learn which tree is which, as well as facts about the ecology and botanical features, uses made of the wood and some of the superstitions and myths associated with them.
Listen to the tree trail audio that will guide you and tell you about the 12 native trees within Warsash Common.
The poetry path runs parallel with the tree trail and incorporates poems and Haiku about the natural environment. They are written by local residents and pupils from schools within the Borough and there are six poetry posts and two poetry trees around the site. The poems are changed regularly to encourage those who write the poems, as well and friends and family, to walk the path, find their work and read the poems.
The tree trail and poetry path form a self-guided circular walk around the Warsash Common Local Nature Reserve which is approximately 1.5km in length. The terrain varies significantly but on the whole the paths are passible throughout the year.
The walk incorporates a wide variety of different habitats which includes open grasslands, water bodies as well as wet and dry woodlands.
Contact the countryside service on:
Telephone: 01329 236100
A paper copy of the tree trail booklet is available on request.