11 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

18. The Path Up To the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

There’s something magical about being able to walk underneath a lush canopy of trees while surrounded by nature.

It’s a serene and beautiful experience and so much better than strolling along other types of roads where, instead of being shaded by trees,

shadows are only cast by tall buildings.

Here’s a fantastic collection of photos of some of the most astounding tree tunnels in the world.

Some are formed naturally, others created by humans,

but all are absolutely gorgeous,

and it would be incredible to walk beneath any of them.

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland1.The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, who wanted to create a magnificent landscape that would impress visitors as they approached their home. The trees still remain there today, and it’s a popular spot for tourist, photographers, and painters.1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Apparently, the road is also haunted by the “Grey Lady”, who appears at dusk amongst the trees.

2. Street in Bonn, Germany2. Street in Bonn, Germany - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Each spring, beautiful flowers bloom on this street in Bonn. The blossoms create an amazing pink canopy that only lasts about 2-3 weeks. Eventually the petals fall off the trees and onto the ground, almost like delicate pale pink snow.

3. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan3. Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

In the city of Kitakyushu Japan is the Kawachi Fuji Garden, which is home to around 150 Wisteria flowering plants.3.Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

One of the highlights of the private garden is the gorgeous purple tunnel of Wisteria flowers. The best time to visit is April to mid-May, when the flowers are in full bloom.You can walk beneath the lovely hanging multi-colored blossoms for a truly surreal experience.

4. Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana4. Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Oak Alley is a historic plantation located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s named after one if its most popular features, the double rows of live oaks on the property. The tree lined road is about 800 feet long, and it’s absolutely spectacular to walk along its canopied path.

5. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa5. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

The Jacarandas Walk in South Africa is a well-known tourist destination with a tunnel that’s more than 100 years old. It represents one of the largest man made forests in the world and is made up of 70000 trees, most of which were imported into the country. It’s best seen in October when the flowers are in full bloom.

6. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine6. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

The Tunnel of Love is located in Klevan Ukraine and is a 1.8 mile long railway section, leading to the fiberboard factory. Of course, it’s known more for the lush green tunnel the foliage around it creates, looking like something straight out of a dream. Rumor has it that, if you and a special someone visit the tunnel of love and make a sincere wish, it will come true.

7. Bamboo Path in Kyoto, Japan10. Bamboo Path in Kyoto, Japan - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

In the tourist district of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan is a popular bamboo forest called Sagano. There’s a walking path that cuts through a bamboo grove where you can walk between the towering trees that line each side. It’s one of the most photographed sites in the city and for good reason.

8. Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil12.Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil  - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

This street in Brazil, named Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, was labeled as “the most beautiful street in the world” by writer Pedro Nuno Teixeria Santos, and it’s not surprising why. Over 100 beautiful Tupuana (or Rosewood) trees line each side of the street, some so high that the reach the 7th floors of nearby buildings.

9. Sakura Tunnel, Japan13. Sakura Tunnel, Japan - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

In Japan is an amazing tunnel of cherry blossom trees or sakura. They create a magnificent tunnel of pink, the colors seeming to radiate off the light and onto everything in the tunnel. It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.

10. Tree Tunnel, Netherlands14. Tree Tunnel in Netherlands - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

This stunning tunnel of trees can be found in the Netherlands. The trees tower high above anyone who walks along the path, and the setting is absolutely magical.

11. The Path up to the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex, England18. The Path Up To the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex - 20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

This path will take you up to the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex. It’s so surreal it looks like it could practically be the setting for a Grimm Brothers’ story.


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