There are several marked walking routes within Wellesley Woodlands and each is clearly marked with wooden signposts. Simply follow the corresponding markers for the trail you’re on and enjoy your walk!

We have also created guides for some of the trails, which you can download by clicking the images below. Printed guides are also available from the BVCP rangers and the Grainger office at Smith Dorrien House.

Chestnut Trail Walking Guide © Wellesley Woodlands

Chestnut Trail

This trail is 1.6km / 1 mile.

Look out for:

  • The love seat carved from a single trunk of cedar
  • Hundreds of species of insects live in, on or under each oak tree.

Oak Trail Walking Guide &copy: Wellesley Woodlands

Oak Trail

This trail is 1.1 km / 0.7 mile.

Look out for:

  • Birds nest in the expansive branches of oak trees and bats roost in the hollow interiors, all feeding off the insects that share their home
  • Fungi thrive on the dead wood recycling the oak back into the forest.

Sycamore Trail © Wellesley Woodlands

Sycamore Trail

This trail is 1.1km / 0.7 miles.

Look out for:

  • Slow worms and grass snakes.
  • Carp swimming in the lake
  • The arch sculpture

Willow Trail Walking Guide © Wellesley Woodlands

Willow Trail

This trail is 9.4km / 5.8 miles

Look out for:

  • The iron bridge that carries Queen's Avenue across the canal
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies breeding in the hollows of land filled with water, known locally as 'flashes'. You might see a Scarechaser or Banded demoiselle!