Eastnor Obelisk

Just over a week ago, on a bright and sunny day, we enjoyed a 5 mile walk around Eastnor Deer Park with a group from Mary's church. Most of the walk was on level tarmac paths with the option of a 1.2 mile uphill detour to the Obelisk.

Photo 1: Eastnor Obelisk
The uphill slog is well worth the effort for the wide ranging views available at the top. Looking northwards along the spine of the Malverns (Photo 2), it was possible to see the snow-covered Clee Hill in the distance some 25 miles away.

Photo 2: Looking North towards the Malverns

Looking southwards towards Gloucester, the little pimple that is May Hill, some 11 miles away as the crow flies, was just visible (Photo 3).

Photo 3: Looking South towards Gloucestershire

Photo 3a: Looking South towards Gloucestershire with May Hill marked

Photo 4 was taken looking west towards the Welsh Hills.

Photo 4: Looking West towards Wales

The view looking east into Worcestershire was hidden by some trees.

Adjacent to the car park where all the walks commence, is The Woodshed selling soup, toasted panini**, snacks, cakes, hot & cold drinks, etc. Toilets are also available. In fine weather at the weekend, the car park soon fills up.

** Panini is the plural of Panino


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