Nikon F4, Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AFD lens on Ilford FP4
Not sure if this is an old Drovers’ way marker or a ‘Standing Stone’ that has been bypassed by the track.
A drovers’ road, drove [road] or droveway is a route for moving livestock on foot from one place to another, such as to market or between summer and winter pasture Many drovers’ roads were ancient routes of unknown age; others are known to date back to medieval times
6 thoughts on “Old way marker.”
I learn something every time I come here. Excellent shot, David.
Thank you, your comment is very much appreciated.
I feel the quiet. And, as always, the tonality of your images just knocks me out.
Most kind of you and yes the area being now quite isolated is perfect for contemplation. Hope to get back there when the snow arrives, the advantages of having a Landrover.
It looks so peaceful. How many thousands of feet (and hooves) have passed that stone.
It’s in an area that has so much history associated with it.
Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Roman and certainly Medieval; there is even a section of what could be a Roman road that has reappeared after being covered in moorland Heather for hundreds of years.
The Yorkshire Moor can be bleak but it wasn’t always so.
On a quiet day, just standing and trying to connect with all that has gone before is quite special.