I’ve written before about the important antiquities at Moor Divock and Askham Fell.
This is a good time to get out and study our archaeology, given that in winter vegetation is down and prehistoric remains are much easier to see.
Every walker should try and understand as much a possible about the history of the landscape they are walking through. You don’t need a degree in archaeology, there are many excellent books for beginners. Try the cheap little books by Shire Publications, which feature individual volumes on a host of archaeological topics – such as stone circles, barrows, Roman roads, causewayed enclosures etc etc.
The British countryside is under endless threat. The land we enjoy might not be there for future generations unless we fight for it now.
Understanding its history is crucial in those battles.
And please do support at least one of the many voluntary societies fighting to protect this precious land – and your right to walk in it.
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(c) All pictures John Bainbridge 2018