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Toby’s Drove Arch fold and shepherd’s hut

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Toby's Drove Arch fold & hut

© YDNPA, 2004,

Drove Arch

© YDNPA, 2004,

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Toby’s Drove Arch fold and shepherd’s hut

Historical Environment Record No: MYD1469

Parish: Thornton in Lonsdale

OS Grid Reference: SD684749

Dale: Ribblesdale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:


As part of his long running Cumbrian Sheepfolds project, the artist Andy Goldsworthy erected and dismantled a red sandstone arch on 23 sheepfolds along the drove roads between Dumfriesshire and Lancashire. He chose as its final resting place a derelict shepherd’s hut with sheepfold attached near Ingleton. The stone arch was erected for the final time in 2002 and can now be seen through a viewing window in the wall of the restored hut. Source: Goldsworthy, A & Craig, D (1999) Arch. New York: Harry N Abrams


From Thornton in Lonsdale, take road signed to 'Dent' beside church. After 1 mile take left turn toward large radio mast. Site is on right hand side of road after 1/4 mile.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Ingleton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside. Path through fold uneven and muddy. Handgate.