Following the success of its Blue Plaque Trail, Warminster Town Council has launched a new and free Tree Trail which takes visitors on a 1km walk around the Lake Pleasure Grounds in Warminster. With the help of a colourful printed booklet featuring many images of trees and wildlife, visitors can learn about the different and beautiful trees that live around the lake.
The Tree Trail, which is ideal for families enjoying a day out at the pleasure grounds, is full of interesting facts about 18 different species of tree that grow in the Lake Pleasure Grounds. Warminster Town Clerk, Fiona Fox, said, “We are indebted to Harriet James, who has lived and worked in Warminster for 15 years. Harriet has a life-long interest in natural history and realised what a rich and special habitat we have in the Park and in the neighbouring nature reserve which leads on down to the river Wylye. She researched and wrote the Tree Trail for Warminster Town Council. It is packed full of fascinating facts about the flora and fauna in the park and will be a great asset for anyone who wants to get out into the fresh air and learn more about the trees and wildlife that thrive in this area.”
The Tree Trail also provides an opportunity to get acquainted with many native British species, including English Oak, Elm, Common Beech, Alder and White Willow, as well as giving information on the small mammals, birds and insects that form part of the fascinating eco-system in the Lake Pleasure Grounds.
Alongside the Tree Trail, there are plenty of other attractions at the Lake Pleasure Ground including the Pavilion Café, the boating lake, a children’s playground and the Trim Trail.
Copies of the Tree Trail booklet will be available at the Pavilion Café, the Warminster Civic Centre and the library.