Circular Walk from Eardisley – 2 June 2018

Ten members of the Four Wells and East Radnor Ramblers met at the New Strand Cafe in Eardisley for a 9 miles walk to Almeley, and back through the Herefordshire countryside sometimes on the Herefordshire Way. This is a moderately flat walk so a nice change from the ups and downs we usually encounter walking in Wales.

We made good progress reaching our coffee spot by the lake opposite Nieuport House before 11am. Rhododendrons were looking good.  After our break we made our way to Almeley were we encountered some very interested bullocks though they decided not to follow us as we made our way past Almeley motte and bailey and village church.

We continued on passing around the back of Nieuport house which is always interesting, and stopped for our lunch in the shade of some trees. We picked up the Herefordshire trail at Lower Welson, a lovely black and white house, and then started heading back towards Eardisley.  We stopped to admire the Great Oak, though no-one could be persuaded to go inside!  On our return to the New Strand Cafe in Eardisley, 8 of us enjoyed tea and cake.  A very enjoyable walk.

Rhododendrons on the Nieuport House Estate

Rhododendrons on the Nieuport House Estate

Elevenses by the lake overlooking Nieuport House

Elevenses by the lake overlooking Nieuport House

Almeley motte & bailey and church

Almeley Motte & Bailey with Church in the background

The Great Oak at Eardisley

The Great Oak at Eardisley