Ease: Easy, suitable for families and children
Duration: 30 mins – 1 hour
Map: Download the map here
Fun Fact: If you keep an eye out, you have a high chance of seeing squirrels throughout the trail – see if you can get a photo or two! Squirrels have 4 toes on their front feet, which are extremely sharp and used for gripping tree bark whilst climbing. They also have 5 toes on their back feet. The hind legs of squirrels are double-jointed, which gives them the ability to run up and down trees very quickly. The most iconic behaviour of squirrels is storing nuts and acorns for winter. Which is necessary for the species of squirrel that don’t hibernate.
The trail starts at the kiosk beside the play park. There is an information board in front of the kiosk which will point you in the right direction.
Your first point of call will be the wobbly bridge.
Then pass between the 2 redwoods that stand tall either side of the path.
The trail now heads uphill but don’t worry, we have placed seats along the route in case you need a rest or fancy having an impromptu picnic.
You’ll soon come across the first of our balance beams on the route, why not give it a try? See how far you can get along it.
A bit further along you will come to a large Yew tree, it’s a great shelter if the weather is bad. Next to the tree is another balance beam and also a beautiful carved seat. As you cross the path you will see the next item on the trail, the stepping logs which will test your balance again!
Next up is the bench and the TV which makes a nice place to stop for a breather though there isn’t much on the TV worth watching most days.
Feeling rested? Good, next up is another balance beam, this one’s a bit longer and it will test you! This area is a great place for finding sequoia cones, which can be used as eco-decorations for arts and crafts but don’t forget to recycle them when you are finished with them.
The stepping logs will guide you down the hill. Once at the bottom you will see the new climbing frame complete with a seat for tired adults! Spend some time here before heading on to the final piece in the trail, our zip wire which is the longest dual zip wire in the district!
The Activity Trail at Callendar Park is 1.5km long so if you’ve finished it you’ve probably hit or exceeded the recommended 20mins of moderate exercise the NHS encourages so well done! Heading out today and experiencing the trail and the outdoors is an effective way to improve your physical and mental well-being so make sure to visit us again.
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