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Bostal

or Borstall. A narrow road-way up the steep ascent of hills or downs. (Anglo-Saxon biorh, a hill; stigelë, a rising path; our stile.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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