STIHL Treetop Walkway: an update

Posted: March 23, 2016 at 16:31 pm Author: Sophie Nash

We are getting very close to completion of the walkway, not too long to wait now! Before we open the walkway there are a few more finishing touches we need to install.

Outside Studios, our interpretation designers, have started installing the interpretation and will continue to be here for the next few weeks.

A large delivery of interpretation has arrived and has been unpacked ready for assembly. The interpretation has been designed to clamp on to the handrail and the balustrade.

A large delivery of interpretation, unpacked ready for assembly Metal frames for graphics panels being clamped to the handrail A bench on the Treetop Walkway Interpretation being clamped to the balustrade of the walkway

The first few metal frames are ready for the graphics to be installed and have been clamped to the handrail.

The steep staircase to the crows nest

The two benches are in position and look beautiful! This bench is the first you come to and is a great place to sit in the afternoon sun. You can see four steel uprights in this photo. They will be hidden from view and will support two large panels featuring quiz questions and activities. In the background you can see one of our favourite trees, an Atlas cedar.

The second bench is situated at the base of the crows nest stairs.

This is the staircase to the crows nest. Outside Studios have installed a poem up the stairs as well as telescopes at the top of the crows nest which you can peer out of into the surrounding trees.

The black pine which is surrounded by the crows nest platform

This is the Black pine which is surrounded by the crows nest platform. The platform bounces as it cantilevers from its two supporting timber legs, the bounce is even more exciting when it’s windy and you can see the tree moving! We are hoping the gap between the platform and the Black pine will be filled with a net before we open the walkway, fingers crossed!


Your breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Westonbirt’s wonderful trees opens on 27 April! www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-walkway