Yesterday we had a very enjoyable afternoon joining Eardisley Ramblers Group on their first outing.
The aim of the group, led by David Bennett is primarily to establish an inner circular walk around Eardisley,
not the walk we went on today, and to highlight the poor state of repair to stiles, signage and the footpaths in general.
Twenty-three walkers met in The Tram car park of various ages and abilities.
The walk had been designed so that people could easily drop off along the way during and after the first few miles if they desired.
It turned out to be a lovely day with good exercise and very good company.
Eardisley circular walk slideshow
Outside The Tram
Setting off down Woodseaves Road.
The first stile was so insecure it had to be held in place
Wait for me!
Another stile to negotiate.
Many close encounters of the cow kind
Approaching the footpath to the rear of The Barns.
From the back of The Barns to the front of the church.
Cutting through at the back of Millstream Gardens
A difficult stile at the top of a steep bank
Along the old tram line
Looking back down the tram line
This stile is particularly dangerous when wet
Gate, barb-wired shut.
Heading for Hollywell Dingle
Approaching Hollywell Dingle
Small bridge with no hand rail defeated one of our group
Looking back at Hollywell Dingle
Another stile, non of which are dog friendly either.
This gate was difficult to climb but then we opened it!
A relatively new sign has mysteriously been broken
What we want is more of these, please.
The remaining few.
I haven't seen a sign in ages, what does it say on that map?