Centuries of pedestrian traffic, herding sheep and cattle, have worn paths down into hollow ways. The path has sunken lower than the ground around. Trees and shrubs grow up along the sides, making shaded tunnels with their branches linked overhead. Adjectives sometimes applied to these paths are gloomy, spooky, enchanted, mysterious…
The tree roots on either side are now exposed along these sunken paths.
And badger sets conveniently find a place among the roots.
Many of these hollow ways in England date back to Saxon or even Celtic times. To me, walking along a hollow way is walking with history.
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