In the 18th century, Bishop Bennet carried out a detailed survey of Roman roads between Chester and Whitchurch. His route started near Beeston Castle, headed west towards Alford, passed Farndon and then south via Malpas and to his final destination, Wirswall, near Whitchurch, Shropshire.
It was opened to the public in 1998, a 55 km/ 34 mile mix of bridleways, tracks and minor roads though all are possibly ancient routes.
What does this Bishop’s travels have to do with Hockenhull Platts, packhorses, drovers, Romans and, perhaps more? The answer is still ongoing but provides another dimension to a this dynamic research.