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UK Road Building History

Road Building in the UK

As with the history of most of Northern Europe, the concept of roads in pre-Christian years was a pretty hazy one.

Travelling was something undertaken probably more to herd cattle than interchange socially, and at certain times of the year, not undertaken at all.

Paths worn by animals and humans alike would have been dusty, stony tracks in the summer months, and in winter and early spring, impassable quagmires of mud or stone.

A few long distance routes were established, such as the Icknield Way, and Pedars Way, but again, they were Continue reading UK Road Building History