John Boardman

University of Oxford

John Boardman - University of Oxford

I am a geomorphologist, and have worked on land degradation and soil erosion in both the UK and South Africa for 40 years. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

A misty morning at Saddlescombe Farm, seen from Newtimber Hill

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A sunken lane on Dunstable Downs

What are sunken lanes?

Sunken lanes are roads or tracks that are incised below the general level of the surrounding land, often by several metres. They are formed by the passage of people, vehicles and animals and running water, and are often hundreds of years old.

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