I bought two books last year from the MIND shop in Pickering featuring walks on the North York Moors. Both were by Paul Hannon and published in 1988 by Hillside Publications of Keighley. I especially like these for their design and the walks are both clearly written and detailed and interesting to boot.
In one of these I came across a walk though East Arncliffe Woods in Glaisdale. What was interesting was the ‘trod’ that weaved its way through the woods. I’ve been following the Roman Road that passed through my village and as an aside to that project I have come across other old roads, pannierways and paths that go across the Moors.
I have already photographed a couple previously but this one – from the sketch – seemed very obvious and well defined. I went last August with my mate Alan and we walked along the trod and photographed it. The day was dull to start with – not good for photographing in woods in summer – but the sun came out and gave us some excellent light.
I used a Mamiya C330s, 80mm lens and Ilford HP5+.
(The shame was that someone had been driving their 4×4 off-road through the woods a couple of weeks previous and had damaged the trod!)