Drystone Walls in the Yorkshire Dales

A lane in the Yorkshire Dales Drystone walls near Malham Malham village A lane with sheep

First time visitors to the Yorkshire Dales are often most impressed by the gleaming white limestone walls which criss cross the hillsides marking clear boundaries for the fields, keeping in sheep and cattle, and flanking green lanes and roads running in the valleys and over the fells.

Building such walls without mortar or any kind of pointing is obviously a skilled process, and competitions are held at agricultural events such as the Malham Show and Kilnsey Show with prizes going to the best (and fastest !) builders on the day..

Road from Settle to Kirkby Malham Road from Settle to Kirkby Malham Road from Settle to Kirkby Malham

The above pictures show drystone walls and lanes around Settle and Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.

Drystone walls near Austwick, in the Yorkshire Dales Drystone walls near Austwick, in the Yorkshire Dales Feizor, in the Yorkshire Dales

The above pictures show drystone walls and lanes around Austwick and Feizor in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleborough and White Scars, viewed from Kingsdale Trollerdale in the Yorkshire Dales Drystone wall on moors above Stainforth in the Yorkshire Dales Drystone walled lane near Winterburn in the Yorkshire Dales New drystone wall above Giggleswick Quarry Drystone wall on moors above Langcliffe in the Yorkshire Dales


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