This is a view from from an old road, on
the ridge above Castleshaw, looking up the hill from Bleak Hey
Nook towards Standedge. This old road continues up the ridge
and eventually meets up with the modern road over Standedge.
It is easy to understand that this was actually part of the old
Roman road from Castleshaw to Meltham, and probably also on the
route of the traveller from Roebuck Low who later would become
the first person to use the surname Robucke, some time before
If you look closely at the bottom of the
picture you can just make out the shadow of a lost Roman soldier.