Useless Stiles


On our rambles around Yorkshire and beyond, we’ve found one thing that makes absolutely no sense. It delights and baffles at the same time. It’s the phenomenon of useless stiles (and we don’t mean Harry, although he is sporting a rather delightful woolly hat in true Casual Ramblers style).

A stile where there is absolutely no need for it – there is no fence; there is a massive gate which is wide open; there is nothing on the other side.

This section of silliness is designed to honour these walking wonders. I don’t know whether we’ll be able to match the glory of this specimen, but we’ll give it a go!

Useless stiles

One of the most utterly useless stiles in existence!

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