NT9711 : 'Grey Yade of Coppath' near Alnham

taken 5 years ago, near to Alnham, Northumberland, Great Britain

'Grey Yade of Coppath' near Alnham
'Grey Yade of Coppath' near Alnham
This boulder, just above the road to Ewartly Shank, has the unusual name, 'Grey Yade of Coppath'. A 'yade' is a Scottish word for an old mare or horse (here ridden by Dave) and is also used in parts of northern England where it has entered the Geordie dialect. The road crosses the Coppath Burn just to the north NT9711 : The road to Ewartly Shank

"On his gray yade as he did ride
With durk and pistol by his side"

Excerpt from 'Muirland Willie' - a Scottish Ballad said by Robert Burns to describe "...those ruthless times 'whan thieves were rife', and the lads went a wooing in their warlike habiliments, not knowing whether they would tilt with lips or lances."

Another 'yade' in the Scottish Borders NT1338 : Summit of Grey Yade
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Boulder 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9785 1127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.7226N 2:2.1297W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 97849 11262
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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