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|Bosworth Battlefield and Shenton|
|Author: Ohbodder, Published: 07 May 2015||Walk Rating:|
|A circular walk starting and ending at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. The walk takes you along the Ashby De La Zouch Canal, across fields including the spot where Richard III is thought to have been slain, along some quiet roads around Shenton and across the Battlefield Line preserved railway. |
The route is generally fairly flat with just one steep incline from Shenton Station to the finish. The paths across the fields were well defined and showed very little mud even after a good fall of rain the day before. The canal towpath also had very little mud. You will need to negotiate many stiles and gates. There are steps down to the canal at Sutton Cheney Wharf and steps up and down as you cross the former railway line. You are likely to come across cows in one field, sheep in several other fields and a horse by the railway line, so take care with dogs. There are toilet and cafe facilities at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Sutton Cheney Wharf and Shenton Station.
The walk starts and finishes at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre pay and display car park which costs 2.50 per car (correct May 2015). The centre is accessed off Ambion Lane, just west of Sutton Cheney. Approximate post code CV13 0AD.
|Start to Ashby De La Zouch Canal|
Start point: 52.597 lat, -1.4068 long
From the car park head towards the tarmac path that goes along the front of the field with two large flagpoles in (but do not go into this field). Head left here through the gate and slightly downhill past some picnic benches towards a waymarked gate. Through this gate you can see the next waymarker and gate at the edge of Ambion Wood. Take this route and follow the path through the woods until you reach another gate which leads you to the Ashby De La Zouch Canal and Sutton Cheney Wharf.
|Ashby De La Zouch Canal to Bridge 27|
Start point: 52.5906 lat, -1.3951 long
Follow the canal for approximately 2 miles as it meanders around Dadlington, towards Stoke Golding. Along the way you will pass mile markers 11/19 and 10/20.
|Bridge 27 to Fenn Lanes|
Start point: 52.5757 lat, -1.4151 long
Cross the track to the stile opposite, go over the stile into a small field (NOTE: This may be holding cattle). Go down the slope towards the waymarker. Cross another stile and plank bridge. Keep to the left of this small field until you come to a waymarker on the left. Go through the hedge gap and follow the track across the field (pictured) to a plank bridge and stile.
|Fenn Lanes to Shenton|
Start point: 52.5843 lat, -1.4154 long
Cross Fenn Lanes and go over the stile opposite. Go round the left edge of the field, (pictured: you are heading for a waymarker by the large tree near the left).
|Shenton to 5 Bar Gate|
Start point: 52.5935 lat, -1.4326 long
Turn right onto Mill Lane and follow it for about 0.4 miles to the junction with Bosworth Road (signposted Battlefield Visitor Centre). Turn right onto Bosworth Road, crossing the river (pictured). Continue along Bosworth Road for 0.3 miles until you come to a 5 bar gate on your right.
|5 Bar Gate to Shenton Station|
Start point: 52.6011 lat, -1.4254 long
Go through the gate and follow the track across the field between a line of trees (pictured). Cross the stream at a bridge with two stiles and continue following the track up a slight gradient. Go through the gate and turn left onto Shenton Lane. Follow Shenton Lane for about 350 yards until you reach Shenton Station. Go into the car park and head for the crossing gate at the right hand end of the station. Cross the railway track taking extreme care.
|Shenton Station to End|
Start point: 52.5996 lat, -1.4149 long
Follow the sign for the Heritage Centre around the station buildings. Go through two gates (either side of a track) and continue to follow the path uphill back to the Battlefield Heritage Centre.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2015 by the author Ohbodder and may not be reproduced without permission.
nice walk with good instructions. just be aware that on occasions several fields could have cattle
|By juliemurray on 21 Aug 2017|
Lovely walk with woodland, canals, fields and villages along the way. I can confirm the length as around 6.4 miles. Only downside is the cafe at the centre because they only sell most food till 2.30.
|By jilltomordy on 14 May 2017|
Fantastic walk great scenery and the instructions were bang on the nail.
|By WayneJane on 09 Apr 2017|
Nice walk but over 10 miles.
|By Mikey007 on 30 Aug 2015|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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Uploaded: 29 Jul 2017
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