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Woodland exploration – a distanced open day

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Fancy exploring a quiet and secluded arboretum? Book a self-guided walk on one of our distanced open days. Come and discover our tree collection, say hello to the goats, and bring a picnic to enjoy in the woods.  

We are starting to open to the public, and taking strict measurements to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

We have created 2-hour time slots, with staggered arrival times, during which time you can enjoy a walk in the woods. You may only visit on your own or with members of your own household, and we are limiting the number of households on-site at any one time.   Booking is essential.

When you arrive on-site there will be tree maps for you to use to help you explore. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer available and will clean our compost loo facilities at regular intervals throughout the day.  We are unable to provide any water or refreshments during your visit.

The arboretum will be open for booked visits on Thursday 2 July and Thursday 16 July.

The following 2 hour time slots are available: 0930, 1000, 1030, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1230, 1300, 1330, 1400, 1430

This open day is free to attend, but we welcome online donations towards the ongoing costs of restoring the arboretum.

We regret that the site is currently not suitable for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility.

Each RSVP is valid for you and your lockdown household only. You are welcome to spend up to two hours in the arboretum and we ask that you leave by the end of the 2-hour time slot to keep numbers of people to a manageable level. All visitors are asked to keep to social distancing rules when in the arboretum.


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July 16
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Tortworth Forest Centre