SP9713 : View of old Holloway near Moneybury Hill, Ashridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

View of old Holloway near Moneybury Hill, Ashridge
View of old Holloway near Moneybury Hill, Ashridge
Holloways are ancient tracks which have worn a grove in the landscape. They are common on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment . Their origins date from the days of foot travel and pack horse, and they were also used for herding cattle and sheep between grazing on the level hilltop and the better lower pastures. The V section would make them difficult for later wheeled transport, especially if two wheeled wagons met and tried to pass! Some had been upgraded to roads, some remain as bridleways and some, like this one, have been abandoned.

This picture is taken from the bridge on the track from Ivinghoe Beacon to the Bridgewater Monument.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Category
Hollow   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 970 135 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.7027N 0:35.5829W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 971 134
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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