Stepsley Ford is near Greys Inn Essex, beyond Southampton on the Welsh borders, where these three giant trees dominate the landscape. You can just see the small village Of Stepsley (as the locals call it) there on the left of the picture. On a stormy night like the one shown below, it almost looks as if the trees are crossing the ford, hence the name Stepsley Ford, its as if the trees themselves were stepping over the the river which lies between the trees. In fact, there is no natural crossing at that point, so perhaps it was just wishful thinking on their part? No one knows how long the trees have been there, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of years!