|route = transhumance|
|route relations for long distance livestock trails|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Trails, roads or paths used for the seasonanal movement of livestock. Seeon Wikipedia.
Regional names include Drover's Road, droveway (UK) Cattle-drive (US), Via Pecuaria (Spain),on Wikipedia (Italy).
While still practiced in some economies (Sami, Maasai, Kazaks), the routes are generally historic, having developed in Europe in the Middle Ages, and in North America during the 'Cowboy' Age. However in many countries there are efforts to either revive transhumance, or to preserve the remains of historic trails for leisure and ecology. Many of these routes have a clear presence in the countryside, and provide names to street in towns they passed through.
See for example ES:España/Vías pecuarias de España in Spain
Tags for the Route-Relation
The relations should be tagged following these scheme:
|type||route||indicates this relation represents a route|
|route||transhumance||indicates the route is a (historic) livestock route|
|name||a name||The route is known by its name (e.g. Cañada Real Leonesa)|
|distance||distance||The length of the trail in km, e.g. 576. If the distance is given in miles, is has to be stated explicitly, e.g. 10.5 mi.|
|operator||operator||The route is operated by this authority, e.g. local government|
|network||National or regional network name|