Author: Fay Godwin and Shirley Toulson
Published: 1977, Wildwood House Ltd
Condition: Very Good throughout, only minor fading to jacket cover photograph.
Status: In Stock, one copy only
First Pasture Price: £10.00
A well looked after First Edition copy of the classic 'The Drovers' Roads of Wales'.
Throughout the heart of Wales run innumerable centuries-old tracks - many still traceable and open. They are the Drovers' Roads. For hundreds of years from the Middle Ages to the dawn of the railways, they were trodden by tens of thousands of cattle, sheep and even geese to the markets of London. The drovers walked their flocks through villages, market towns, sometimes following Roman and even earlier highways, passing ancient sites and megaliths and through some of the most dramatic landscapes of Wales.
This guide book will help the reader find, follow and appreciate some of the best of these old highways. Shirley Toulson re-creates the world of the drovers - its farms, markets, inns, dangers and economics. Fay Godwin's superb photographs portray the Welsh landscape through the seasons.