Your Yorkshire correspondent was out in the hills again this afternoon - between High Bradfield and Stocksbridge - burning off calories and sucking in the pure Yorkshire air. It's a part of our wonderful county that is often overlooked by visitors. Quiet lanes and paths dissect that high country - linking hamlets, isolated farms and their associated fields. There are miles of dry stone walls - all in millstone grit and to the west there's open moorland - once the preserve of the idle rich and the men they employed to ensure top class grouse shooting in the late summertime. Thank heavens for the Kinder Trespassers and their legacy.
On Saturday night, I watched The Corporate Rolling Stones live from Glastonbury but here are some other stones I spotted today:-
|Stone guide post above Swan Cottage|
|Estate marker stones on Broomhead Moor. Erected in the nineteenth century, |
they declared ownership of the open moors and of the wildlife that dwelt there.
|Hurkling Stones by Hurkling Edge. "Hurklinge" is an old Norse word - meaning |
to squat or scrunch up - pulling your legs and arms inwards.