Trail 5a

Balaams Wood to Frankley Hill

Launching 10th September!

Cleaning a stone with pressurized boiling water
Erratic in tree root
Two huge boulders

Trail 5a as based around New Frankley and within it we are planning a timeline trail 5b in partnership with local people.  On 10th September we launch Trail 5a and will showcase progress in developing trail 5b that will continue for the rest of 2022.

This trail starts by the River Rea in Balaams Wood at the west end of New Frankley, passing through the area on a paved path but muddy conditions may be encountered later in the trail, particularly when ascending Frankley Hill . a ………….. More details about getting to the trail and accessibility along it can be found here and can be downloaded as a Word file.

if you want to follow the route on a hand-held GPS device, click here to download a .gpx file (click here)

You can obtain a printed copy of the trail guide at the launch. After the launch event, the guide (folded double-sided A3 size) is available at project events, or from the Earth Heritage Trust at   You can print off a copy yourself by downloading the A4 version (4 pages) here.


Trail 5a map