By Graham Robb
A col is the bottom element at the saddle among mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and a hundred and five passes scattered around the British Isles.
Some of those vague and magical websites are virgin cols that experience by no means been crossed. Dozens have been misplaced by way of the Ordnance Survey and are recorded in simple terms in ballads or monastic charters. The 11 cols of Hadrian's Wall are virtually unknown and feature by no means been competently pointed out.
These underappreciated slices of typical attractiveness supply a brand new manner of British historical past, and a problem for cyclists and walkers.
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