The Roman Empire made great advancements in transportation through the use of roads. These roads allowed for easier trade and effective travel between cities. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads
Doctor's Gate is a local footpath leading from Old Glossop onto Bleaklow. It is a popular route with walkers as it joins onto the Pennine Way. It used to be a Roman road from Melandra Castle near Glossop to the Roman fort at Brough.