Hi Peter!This long wall what is it?
This is what we call a Dry Stone Wall and are characteristic of upland areas of Britain and Ireland where rock outcrops naturally or large stones exist in quantity in the soil. They are so called because no mortar is used in the construction.
Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850 to enclose field boundaries. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter.
Best wishes from England, enjoy the summer and the bicycle riding! Peter
Fantastic photo, Peter! It shows so well the atmosphere of this landscape. I not only admire the rugged mountains of Cumbria but the dry stone walls as well, as you know. Thanks for uploading, I'll keep it as a favourite! Best wishes, May
Although this photo was taken in the month of May, there was a bitterly cold wind. I think we had our lunch behind the stone wall in the hollow. The tea was nearly cold as soon as it came out of the flask!
All the best Peter
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Photo taken in Borrowdale, Cumbria, UK
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