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The Old Wife's Stones Road

Ancient Trackway

<b>The Old Wife's Stones Road</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Loftus (11km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ708066 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 26' 58.6" N
Longitude:   0° 54' 28.71" W

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The Old Wife's Stones Road runs across the Rigg from Ainthorpe to Fryup Dale. The modern footpath follows the route but has been moved to avoid damaging some of the monuments on the rigg. The original sunken trackway can still be seen running alongside the ring cairn containing the large standing stone. The route of this trackway and another trackway,Church Way which runs from Danby Church to Fryup, is marked by tall standing stones that are thought to be no earlier in date than medieval. fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
19th September 2004ce