NY4011 : Sunken Tracks up Caudale Moor

taken 9 years ago, near to Hartsop, Cumbria, Great Britain

Sunken Tracks up Caudale Moor
Sunken Tracks up Caudale Moor
All leading to Caudale Quarry (NY4010) at 500m altitude. The tracks result from the practice of sledging blocks of green slates down into the valley. The blocks were then transported on horseback to Ullswater and ferried to Pooley Bridge.

The sledges, or trail barrows, carried approximately eight hundredweight or 0.4 of a tonne with the 'driver' in front like a horse. His job was merely to keep it on the tract and keep the speed down. Easier said than done.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 406 113 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.6338N 2:55.1050W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 401 119
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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