Roman Roads

Did you know that there’s a Roman road right here in Ingleton? Some of us have even marched in the footsteps of centurions and walked along the ancient Roman route!

On Monday, we learned about the importance of good roads in the Roman world and investigated how they are built. We then built our own replica Roman roads using: sand, rubble, rocks and flat paving stones. We dug ditches down the sides and built a sloping camber so the water would flow off. We even tested the roads with some extreme rainfall.