The countryside around Lustleigh in Devon is very picturesque with the dramatic hills of Exmoor, woodlands, fields and drovers roads much of it contained by ancient stone walls.
Also referred to as ridgeways many drovers’ roads were ancient routes of unknown age, some dating back to medieval times. These hidden byways or droveways were a route for droving livestock on foot from one place to another, such as to market or between summer and winter pasture .
Devon’s network of green lanes is a haven for flora and fauna; foxglove and stitchwort, nightjar and woodlark, to name but a few..
Acrylics on canvas. Size 14 x 17 ins