Extensive remains of a road which is generally thought to be Roman, though some authorities believe it to be either Saxon or, possibly, pre-Roman. Reached by a path across a field. The road is composed of very large slabs making up a lightly rounded surface, with no evidence of gutters. It is possible that the road was built to ease troop movements to the coast. Local legend tells that it was built by the giant Wade so that his wife could take her sheep to their pasture more easily.
About Wheeldale Roman Road
Address: Pickering, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: off a minor road north of Pickering
Website: Wheeldale Roman Road
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Photo Credit: David Ross
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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