Our Parish

Memorial Walks

Eardisland Memorial Walks is a First World War commemoration project, supported in part by a grant provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Its focus is remembrance, emphasising our 13 Fallen soldiers whose names are inscribed on our village War Memorial.

All Walks are circular, beginning and ending at Eardisland’s War Memorial in the village centre. Distances vary from less than one mile to over 15 miles.

There are thirteen in total.

Guide leaflets are available and recommended. Walks are all upon rights of way, mainly public footpaths but in some places quiet lanes feature. In a very small number of cases, A and B class roads are crossed or used over short distances to join footpaths. Permissive routes, that is, paths over land preferred by the landowner, are selected in a few places.

Distinctive ‘Eardisland Memorial Walks’ waymarks are posted to complement the guide leaflets. Arrows on the waymarks are colour coded: yellow for public footpath, black for permissive path, red for vehicular access.

For more information visit the Eardisland Memorial Walks website at www.eardislandmemorialwalks.org.uk

Buildings & Features

Eardisland's fame lies in its picturesque setting on the banks of the River Arrow. It has many fine black and white buildings, some of which date back to the 15th century, a lovely church, an unusual late 17th century dovecote and several other buildings and features of historical and archaeological interest.

Sunset on the River Arrow

Sunset on the River Arrow

 

For more detailed information on the buildings and features of the village, select and click from the menu list on the right.

For a map showing locations of the Buildings and Features visit the Parish Maps pages.

Eardisland Parish

This section contains information on the local history, buildings and features and geographical location of the Civil Parish of Eardisland.

Eardisland is located in North Herefordshire, four miles west of the market town of Leominster on B4529. The village is renowned for its traditional black and white buildings and its charming, picturesque setting on the banks of the River Arrow. 

Kingsland, Dilwyn and Pembridge are the three closest villages to Eardisland. These and the village of Weobley form part of The Black and White Trail which explores the attractive half-timbered, black and white villages to be found in this area of northern Herefordshire. The landscape of the parish and surrounding area is characterised by beautiful rolling arable and pastoral farmland along with ancient apple and cider apple orchards.

The eastern boundary of the parish is formed by an important Roman road known as Watling Street West, which ran from Wroxeter in the north via Leintwardine and Hereford and on to Usk in South Wales. Part of this ancient road runs parallel with (or along) the present day main road - the A4110, from Leintwardine to Hereford.

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