Moorland heather in Maiden Castle, Swaledale, The Dales National Park. For over five hundred years, the miners and smelters of Reeth produced mountains of precious lead. The lead ores from Reeth had high concentrations of Silver, Lead itself became and important ingredient in bronze. Maiden Castle, deep in the Swaledale lead mining territory a unique piece of Iron Age architecture. It is the only known fort with what seems to be a processional entrance.
Image size: 3744 x 5616, 19.37Mb | Camera details: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Date uploaded: 31/08/2018