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Yards Lane - A Sunken Devon Lane

Holloways: from the Anglo-Saxon hola weg, meaning a “harrowed path,” a “sunken road.” 

"A wildlife corridor is an area of land that connects habitat fragments, allowing wildlife to move between these spaces." 

Few holloways are in use now: they are too narrow and too slow to suit modern travel. But they are also too deep to be filled in and farmed over. So it is that, set about by some of the most intensively farmed countryside in the world, the holloways have come to constitute a sunken labyrinth of wildness in the heart of arable England.

Robert MacFarlane

Our sunken lanes need to be protected in law.

Yards Lane
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