Blackburn Wood

Blackburn Wood is situated opposite Oak Tree Animals’ Charity in Wetheral, Carlisle. Postcode: CA4 8JA.

This walk is fantastic for those with little legs, both my three year old and one year old thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon walk! The route itself is very short, we completed two laps and it still only came to 0.7 miles, meaning little legs can easily enjoy it without getting too tired.

There is so much to see for younger ones on this walk: a tipi, boardwalks, dens and several ‘guess who’ animal boards. Your youngsters will certainly not be bored!

This walk is pram accessible however, I would recommend off road prams only. The terrain can be very muddy and uneven at times – watch out for all of the tree stumps.

One of the most fantastic parts to this walk is the fact that it is opposite Oak Tree Animals’ Charity. Here they offer free parking, a children’s outdoor playground, a visitors centre and a wonderful tearoom serving plenty of hot drinks and delicious cakes! The perfect place to explore after your little ones have enjoyed an outdoor adventure.

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