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Merlewood

Cumbria, England

Eggerslack Wood walking and hiking route

1.25km/1mi
Total distance
40m
Total ascent

Start Point - HPB Merlewood

Eggerslack Wood is a well diversified woodland, covering a large area of hillside adjacent to Merlewood.

This little leg-stretching introductory walk climbs to the top of the steep ride immediately to the west of the property, returning along the bottom of a long valley which descends gently towards Grange. There are rough sections of path but no significant difficulties or stiles.

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Walk Instructions

Start by passing the tennis court, turning right to a short, rising section of gravelled path. At a junction in a few metres go left. The rough path terraces across the hillside.

1) In approximately 200m. turn right at a junction, uphill with old steps. Continue to rise along a former estate path, with some stone edgings, to reach a fine viewpoint, with the ruins of semi-circular structures (19th century sheltered seats).

Continue along the ridge, soon descending. At a junction with a post turn left. (the path descending to the right is a short cut, looping back directly to Merlewood - not available until the building works have been completed).

2) Join a more major path at a post, approximately 80m. before a gate. Turn sharp left for a gentle descent on a good path through the attractive Eggerslack Wood. Go straight ahead at a marked junction, soon with a little stream on the right.

3) Ten metres before the path crosses the stream turn left to rise sharply along a minor path which joins the outward route at point 1 in a short distance. Retrace the outward route to the tennis court.

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Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.

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