#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 16/Mar/22

Fenced in
but why?
beyond those rows of posts
either side of this well-trodden track
the land falls steeply away
to the left it drops to a long-dry water course
right it hides a brook tumbling
over rocks and fallen trees
a veritable jungle full of wildlife
and the bridge?
crosses over a track once bearing
carts of coal and iron and stone
drawn by horses
long retired
a gap in the fence just there
allows the adventurers
access to that track
to lead them many places
destinations far and wide

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9 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 16/Mar/22

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  2. Love the writing accompanying the photos. Makes me want to imagine an adventure there. Thanks Stuart. Hope you and Valerie have a great rest of your week my friend. 🤗Joni

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    1. There are many ‘drovers’ lanes scattered around the country, Noelle, where geese, sheep, pigs, and cattle were driven to markets. But this one follows the route of an old railway track built in Victorian times to carry coal, iron, and stone from the local mines and quarries. Eventually, there was also a passenger service along here. But trains stopped running completely in the 1930s and the track was removed, along with many such railways, in the 1960s. That’s when the Forestry Commission converted the old line into a footpath for walkers.
      Under the bridge in the distance, runs an even older track that was formerly used for the same purpose as the railway, but with carts pulled by horses, and sometimes by men. That’s now just a mud trail and much narrower than it was in its heyday, but it makes for a pleasant walk!

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