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Eardisley figure of eight walk
More an ampersand walk, mainly on lanes, taking in views of Hay Bluff, the Black Mountains and passing by the Great Oak
This is an easy 3.5 mile walk, useful when ground is sodden or there is stock in the fields.
Mainly on quiet lanes with one small orchard to cross. The orchard has a style on entrance and exit but if you find these
difficult to navigate you can easily stick to the lanes. Hence a good walk for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs.
The walk takes in many interesting properties, views of Hay Bluff, the Black Mountains and the Great Oak
which is rumored to be the last standing tree from a forest mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Great Oak has a girth of
just over 9 metres and is approximately 900 years old. The trunk is hollow and you can actually climb inside.
However at time of writing it has just lost one of it's hefty branches causing a serious wound in the trunk. Below are photos and descriptions to help
with the route but there is much more to see and discover than shown here.
Eardisley figure of eight walk slideshow
01 of 34 : Start at the Tram Inn car park. Pub is sadly closed at time of writing but you can park here.
02 of 34 : Head up the Woods Eaves road.
03 of 34 : Bear right avoiding Canonford Avenue.
04 of 34 : Bear right at the fork in the road.
05 of 34 : Continue past the farm house until you reach this T junction, then turn left.
06 of 34 : Go up the hill and just past the top on a 90 degree left you will be faced with the style into the orchard.
07 of 34 : Walk straight down through the Orchard.
08 of 34 : In the bottom left is the style, climb over and turn right.
09 of 34 : Head on up the lane.
10 of 34 : View across the fields.
11 of 34 : Just past this farm turn right into a narrow lan.
12 of 34 : Climb the hill ...
13 of 34 : and ...
14 of 34 : keep ...
15 of 34 : going.
16 of 34 : Upon reaching this farm ...
17 of 34 : you will encounter another T junction, bear right and down the hill.
18 of 34 : Looking back up the hill.
19 of 34 : Bear right here ....
20 of 34 : and keep right.
21 of 34 : You will find yourself in familiar territory.
22 of 34 : Go past the entrance to the orchard, down the hill ...
23 of 34 : to reach the Great Oak.
24 of 34 : Damage to trunk.
25 of 34 : Part of the broken branch.
26 of 34 : The entrance.
27 of 34 : Carry on down the lane, this is a looking back up at the majestic tree.
28 of 34 : Another T junction at which you turn left.
29 of 34 : Carry on down the lane ....
30 of 34 : keeping left.
31 of 34 : Heading back to the village.
32 of 34 : Over the bridge.
33 of 34 : Past Canonford Avenue.
34 of 34 : To arrive back in The Tram carpark facing the New Strand.