Micro Event: Bosworth Battlefield and the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 10

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17.5 km (11 miles) - Relatively flat with just a minor few hills - Total ascent 135m

The show must go on, and once more it's time to #GetOutMore!

A relatively easy 17.5 km (11 mile) 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 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 and Country Park where we will stop for a spot of lunch on their picnic tables (there’s a café but it's unlikely to be open as the museum is closed).

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. 

Can I bring my dog?  Four-legged friends are welcome, but please abide by the Countryside Code / Dog Walking Code and remember that not everyone loves dogs as much as you do, so please be mindful of other members and keep dogs on-lead when appropriate.

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Image credits:  All photos are provided by the event leader and permission for their use and re-use by ODL is granted.

Bosworth Battlefield Flags
Ashby Canal Bridge
Battlefield Line Train
ODL Walk Group
Ashby Canal Bridge ODL Flag Photo
Bosworth Road Sign
Battlefield Line Engine
Bosworth Battlefield Flags
Ashby Canal Bridge
Battlefield Line Train
ODL Walk Group
Ashby Canal Bridge ODL Flag Photo
Bosworth Road Sign
Battlefield Line Engine


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