The Red Squirrel Trail
This is a really special part of the forest at Landmark and a place where everyone can slow right down to appreciate the tranquillity of our ancient pinewood. The ancestors of these huge pine trees flourished on this spot as long as 10,000 years ago….and if you’re lucky you’ll spot a few red squirrels darting around high in the branches!
Walk through the pine branches on the UK’s (and perhaps the world’s), original treetop trail. Built nearly 30 years ago, this has been the model for countless copies around the world.
The Treetop Trail presents a completely different experience of pinewood and has recently been refurbished and widened for buggy and wheelchair access.
Wildlife Feeding Area
This is an absolute ‘must visit’ part of your day at Landmark. We have been feeding red squirrels at this spot for nearly fifteen years now, so it is not unusual to see the increasingly rare creatures here, along with the occasional crested tit! The record for the number of red squirrels seen feeding at one time is twelve but seeing three or four at a time is a possibility.
The secret here is to be quiet, patient and listen for their scratching noises as they move through the trees.
If you don’t see them on your first visit, you can always come back later in the day, but there is usually a contingent of pinewood birds here at any time to keep you spotting! You might see coal tits, blue tits, chaffinches, great tits, wood pigeons and the occasional crested tit.