Known example is the Almauf - and -abtrieb in the Alps . There is also a network of trails in Spain . To control the herds, cattle bars , cattle gates or other cattle barriers were installed on the paths . Drive paths are also of historical importance and were delimited with drive stones in the late Middle Ages. The drive path was connected with the right to be allowed to drive cattle through foreign possessions and dominions, the path could not be left and grazing on the edges was forbidden. Traces of such drives still existing today, e.g. B. in the form of ravines are considered cultural landscape elements worthy of protection .