At one point the UK was a dense forest. From Kent in the South East to Cornwall in the South West, up through Britain to the Midlands and over to Wales, the North and then the lowlands and highlands of Scotland all was thick with Oaks, Beech, Ash and Elms. This was in prehistoric times and humans living on the Island would have found it very hard to navigate or travel very far. What was needed was the making of routes through this woodland so that communities could thrive and communicate with each other. They began one of the biggest deforestations ever experienced by the human race, way more than what we do now.