A man, nordic walking along an old Roman road that crosses Rombalds Moor in Ilkley. 'Picture by James Hardisty.

Is the Romans’ greatest legacy found in our countryside?

Walking across the bleak uplands which separate Wharfedale from Wensleydale an amusing thought forced me to emit a burst of laughter, and from behind a dry stone wall came the hurried flapping of wings and a sudden caw-cawing. Then two carrion crows sailed into view to see who had so rudely disturbed their peace.

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