Sheltered Holloway

Trees, Woods & Forests
Sheltered Holloway by Peter Hyde

Image details - Sheltered Holloway

Photographer: Peter Hyde
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Devon, England, United Kingdom


While out walking between Sierra and Clovelly on Devon’s north coast we turned into this sunken lane or holloway. I was immediately aware of the timeless feel and a strong sense of seclusion given by this ancient enclosed route. Holloways, or sunken lanes, are ancient tracks that may have been created by long term erosion or by the building of parallel embankments. Sometimes they are overgrown by trees with their branches creating a living tunnel.


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