Dead To Yew

Sep 19, 2023 | Open Walks

ancient yew in newton valence churchyard

Date: Wednesday 19 June
Start: Selborne
Start Time: 09.30
Distance: 7 miles
Terrain: Undulating

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Join Rural Strides for Dead To Yew. This is a 7 mile walk that puts the yew tree and its long association with churchyards at the heart of the story. This magnificent tree, which is one of only 3 native British conifers, has an fascinating tale to tell. In both botanical and mythological terms it is a mass of contradictions, criss-crossing between life and death. Known locally as ‘Hampshire Weed’ for its love of our calcareous soils, the yew is often found in churchyards. This walk, which links 3 beautiful village churchyards all known for their historic yews, will help unravel some of this tree’s mystery.

Well behaved dogs on leads allowed

Rural Strides

Rural Strides is passionate about the history and cultural landscape of the Western Weald. Through engaging walks, which interpret the land and share local stories, we seek to connect people not only to the beauty of the area but also to inspiring local businesses. We hope you will find a Rural Strides walk an authentic and memorable experience, that will leave you feeling like a local!

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