Left Yew For Dead

Sep 19, 2023 | Open Walks

ancient yew in newton valence churchyard

Date: Saturday 2 March
Start: Selborne
Grid Reference: SU742 335
Start Time: 10.00
Distance: 7 miles
Terrain: Undulating

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Join Rural Strides for Left Yew For Dead. This is a gentle 7 mile walk learning all about the venerable yew. This magnificent tree is just one of 3 native British conifers, but the one with the most interesting tale to tell. In both botanical and mythological terms it is a mass of contradictions. Known locally as ‘Hampshire Weed’ for its love of our calcareous soils, the yew can often be found in churchyards. This walk, which links 3 fascinating, village churchyards all known for their historic yews, will help unravel some of the mighty tree’s mystery.

We will aim to take a coffee break in the churchyard at Upper Farringdon, which is roughly half way around our circuit.

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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