Rombalds Moor

March 12, 2020

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Photographer: Paul Byron Crane
Summary Author: Paul Byron Crane

Seen above is Rombalds Moor in West Yorkshire, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A ridge of the Pennine Mountains can be seen in the background. The Pennines began their geological history over 500 million years ago (Ordovician Period) although most of the rocks remaining today originated about 350 million years ago (Carboniferous Period). These ancient hills and dales were prehistoric when the Angles arrived and mixed with the earlier inhabitants. My wife's family, the Woads, goes back centuries in Yorkshire. Woad is a plant that produces blue dye for the woolen trade and was used as facial and body paint during battles as seen in the movie “Braveheart”.