Mystical & Magical Sunken Lanes

Originally these lanes were at ground level, but over the centuries, millions of feet and hooves have worn them down below the level of the surrounding landscape, giving them a magical beauty and mystery. Some were also carved into stone!


Holloways and Sunken Paths, the Mysterious Ancient Highways - Here's a few of the most intriguing sunken lanes in Dorset, England.
Sunken Lanes of Southern England - Photos from British Geological Service.
Hollow Ways of Europe - There's sunken lanes in many places in Europe.
The Vie Cave of Italy - These amazing 2500-year-old sunken paths were hacked into stone by hand! Take a 2-minute video tour of the Vie Cave of Sorano, Sovana, and Pitigliano.