Small village-forts had been linked from hill to hill by trackways.
In constructing these, the Romans probably used in many instances existing British trackways.
If therefore the British towns and trackways were suited to their purposes, they adopted them; if not, they constructed others.
Hunters, and planters, and old, grizzled seamen came swaggering down the trackways to the place of meeting.
In prehistoric times Devonshire was crossed by a network of trackways, some of which are to-day broad and well-kept high roads.
Dr. Buckland proposed to designate these petrified traces or trackways of ancient fishes by the term of fish-tracks.