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Pathways

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Today we walk mainly for pleasure, using the many "rights of way" that criss–cross Britain, with little thought for their original purpose. But for England's first foot travelers, paths, tracks, and ways developed because they had to. In many cases it was for work—herding cattle, or trudging to and from a mine. Other tracks and roads stemmed from military or political cont ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by Random House UK (first published June 16th 2011)
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Anna
I very much enjoyed this book: it's both rather attractive as a book-as-object, as well as being a nice -- albeit basic -- introduction to the history of pathways of various sorts (Roman roads, drovers' roads, processional routes, etc.) across Britain (mostly in England, as it happens).

I should say that it's not particularly in depth or exhaustive: there's relatively little content, given the size of the book, and some of the information is a touch repetitive. In some respects, it comes across v
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