The 4km walk features more than 50 species of tree native to Britain

A ‘UNIQUE’ walk opened in Torrington on Thursday guiding visitors past every major species of tree native to Britain.

Started by the Torrington Commons Conservators three years ago, there are 55 species along the 4km walk, each marked with a number.

A leaflet detailing the trees, including a map of their location, pictures of their leaves and notes of interest, is available to purchase in the town.

More than 20 additional trees were planted along the tree trail on the common where there were already more than 30 mature native trees.

Michael Collingham, chairman of the Conservators, said: “We believe this is something completely unique to have so many native species in one place.

“I do not think there is anywhere else in the country with such a variety of trees in such a short walk.”

Anyone wishing to take the tour along the commons can pick up a leaflet from The Plough Arts Centre or the Tourist Information Centre for £1.