Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend!

Today I am posting a shot which was taken quite near my home village, on the way to Wycoller, which is a conservation area primarily noted for its links with the Brontes of Haworth.

I have tried to show some of the characteristics of this part of the world: the low farm houses, the drystone walls, the rugged moorlands and the individual trees.

Drystone walls are so characteristic that I thought I would give you some extra information about them from 'English History':

So how are these traditional walls built? Although techniques may have varied in different locations, the common practice was to cut a narrow trench, and lay a base of small stones within it. Then the wall is built up in progressive layers, each narrowing slightly towards the centre of the wall.
That centre is filled with small stones or rubble. At about a height of 2 feet a layer of throughstones is laid across the entire width of the wall to tie it together, and then the wall continues above the throughstones. The wall is generally topped with a row of slanting or vertical stones. When the wall is forced to climb a steep slope, the stones are commonly laid horizontally, not parallel to the slope.

Drystone walls must naturally be pierced by openings for livestock. Though more modern openings might incorporate posts and gates, a more traditional opening is the "sheep-creep", a square opening made in the lower part of the wall, and filled in on top. Some are made so that the upper layers of stone can be removed to create an opening large enough for cattle to pass through. These larger openings are, quite predictably, called "cow-creeps".

Many thanks for stopping by.
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pp cropped, sharpened, added hard light, added borders and signed

Tubularek, KLB, japiey, macondo, Clementi, gunbud, pablominto, COSTANTINO oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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