In Dove Dale, Derbyshire/ Staffordshire Border
In the shelter of the Limestone Cliffs, on the banks of the River Dove, can be found this ancient Barn. Probably like many old barns in the area it provided some shelter for a few sheep and cattle ,with food storage on the ground floor level, whilst the Shepherd or Cowman slept above.
Today it has been renovated and now provides a welcome shelter for walkers on the many trails in the area with somewhere to pause. It is also a local information post.
(C) David Oakes 2017