Eday School Road
Start location: Newbigging, West Side, Eday (HY 543 312)
End location: B9063 west of Backaland, Southside, Eday (HY 556 305)
Geographical area: Orkney Islands
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 1.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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We don't have a full survey of this path yet and would be very grateful for a survey to be sent in.
OS Landranger 5 (Orkney - North Isles) or 6 (Orkney - Mainland)
Before the the road from the West Side was built, the schoolchildren from that part of Eday had to walk over the hill to South School. Even though their route is no longer clear, it is marked by a rusting kissing gate dating to the late eighteenth century.
The first (1843-1882) and second (surveyed 1900) edition Ordnance Survey maps show the track and the school, the later map marking the route as a footpath.