Tracking back to the county’s first roads

Alport Heights

When you drive down the road to the shop or walk your dog  along a local footpath, do you ever wonder who or what went before you?  Deborah Barham Smith attempts to find out in the first of a new Reflections series on the county’s  highways and byways – ancient and modern.

IN NEOLITHIC TIMES, the survival instinct led our ancestors to  forge the first tracks across the landscape as they hunted their prey. Later, they started to trade with others, creating some of the first longer-distance routes…