Lakeside Walk

Trail description

From the car park walk the short distance down the hill through the tall Douglas fir and Spruce trees to the duck pond.  Follow the red markers around the bounds of the pond taking time to observe the various aquatic bird life that reside there.  You will cross over the timber bridge where you will see the sluice gate which controls the water level in the pond.  In bygone years it controlled the flow of water which was used to turn the wheel that powered the local corn mill.  You will then come to the tall Lawson Cypress trees on up the hill to the left you will see old disused badger sets.  You will then come to a bridge which defines the boundary between a coniferous and deciduous forest notice the different features between these two types of forest.  As you head back to the car park you will see Oak, Ash, Birch, Alder and Beech trees on either side of the pathway.  

Trail Name: Lakeside Walk
Recreation Site: Marl Bog  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:2km
Time: 40min
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Red