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Hill and marginal grazings
Clearance for livestock
Sheep, shelters etc
main image Drove road, over the Kilsyth Hills, near Carron Bridge, Stirilingshire
Drove roads were the routes along which cattle from the Highlands and Islands were driven to market.

A vast network of drove roads crossed the Highlands and converged on tryst sites. From the trysts, the roads continued towards cattle markets in the south of England.

Land enclosure and the development of railways disrupted droving routes. The rise of steam-powered shipping also led to the eventual end of overland trade.

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