Of Holloways

United States
July 11, 2016 6:38pm CST
Came across this on my news feed on facebook. A holloway is sunken ground, worn down by centuries of foot and hoove trampling. Some of these are just so beautiful but the last one reminds me so much of a road up in the Mountains here. I can't really remember where exactly it is, but it was surrounded by trees and moss with the dirt road being below the foliage surrounding it. I remember as a child dreaming all of the trouble I could get into playing amongst the stuff, but we never did stop when traveling down the road. Of course it was a narrow road so I can see why one would not stop. That didn't, however, stop me from asking if we could.
Appearing like trenches dragged into the earth, sunken lanes, also called hollow-ways or holloways, are centuries-old thoroughfares worn down by the traffic...
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@allen0187 (26176)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
First time I've encountered a holloway. I bet holloways are really old - silent witnesses to what happened all this time.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
I am sure the holloways have witnessed their fair share of history, for sure. I wasn't really aware of them either, or at the very least, that they had a name.
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@allen0187 (26176)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum yeah, same here. Didn't realize they were called as such.
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@Macarrosel (7641)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
I'm glad you share it here. Well, I have seen some of them in my granparents place in the country side. But i don't think they're made from ancient times.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
I am sure there are a lot of places around the world that look similar to these holloways. There's a place here in the mountains of NC that isn't quite a holloway but does haves sunken ground.
@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
12 Jul 16
Those are pretty. I don't think we have any here.
• United States
12 Jul 16
"here" as in your state? Or "here" as in the US? lol There is a place that almost looks like a holloway. It's up in the mountains, similar looking to the last photo. Oh, the Mountains of NC I mean.
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I mean here as in my town.
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• United States
13 Jul 16
@JESSY3236 Ah okay. You never know. A bit unrelated, I recently found out about another piece of nature that is sort of hidden away here in my County. I've been to the place several times but never knew that it was there.
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