Another ‘roof of the (Yorkshire) world’ shot from smackedpentax.
This photo is of the Yarnbury Lead Mining area just outside Grassington in North Yorkshire. The road winding through it is the ‘Dukes New Road’ – named after the landowner The Duke of Devonshire. Between 1821 and 1861 more than 20,000 tons of lead were produced, employing 170 people. The area is now a ruin and the mines haven’t been worked for a century and a half. Few go here now and the area is covered in open mine shafts and crumbling buildings. It is still a fantastic place to explore.