An educational trail, nature trail, or nature walk is a specially designed hiking trail or footpath that runs through the countryside with marked stations or stops near points of natural, technological, or cultural interest. They can teach about flora and fauna, soil science, geology, mining, ecology, or cultural history.Longer trails that connect natural phenomena or distant structures are known as theme trails.
Billboards or other exhibits are typically erected to provide a clearer explanation of the objects located at each station, depending on the purpose of the trail. Information boards, photographs and images, maps or plans, display cases and models, slides, sound or multimedia devices, installation enabling devices, and so on are examples.The trails are well-kept.
Educational trails with a strong thematic content may also be known as “theme paths,” “theme trails,” or “theme routes,” or may be specifically named after their subject matter, such as the Welsh Mountain Zoo Trail, Anglezarke Woodland Trail, Salthill Quarry Geology Trail, and Wildlife Conservation Trail, Cheshire Lines Railway Path, Great Harwood Nature Trail, Irwell Sculpture Trail.