The route of the B6318 was originally built as a military road in the 18th century, and is believed to have been carried out under the direction of General Wade. Historical records suggest that the road was built over the top of the foundation course of the wall for a distance of around 10km and probably used stone from the wall itself. It was built to allow the general to easily move his troops around to allow him to fight a possible invading Scottish army during the 1745 rebellion.
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