Bosworth Battlefield and the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May20

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11 Miles (17.5 km)

A relatively easy 11 mile (17.5 km) walk through Leicestershire from Market Bosworth, following sections of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, taking in Bosworth Battlefield and the old London and North Western Railway at Shenton.

Starting at the Market Bosworth Country Park, we head out to the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, following it for some time as we parallel the line of the old London and North Western Railway, now the heritage steam Battlefield Railway Line.

At Shenton we reach the site of the last battle of the War of the Roses, where the last Plantagenet King, Richard III, was defeated in battle by the army of Henry Tudor in 1485 – Richard III was the last English monarch ever to die in battle. 

From there we head up to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre where we can have a spot of lunch (there’s a café where you can grab a cuppa).

After lunch we make our way back along a short stretch of the Ashby Canal via the Sutton Cheney Wharf, then back to our starting point at Market Bosworth. 

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Ashby Canal
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