Leicestershire Short Walks – 26

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Sutton Cheney – Sutton Wharf – Bosworth Battlefield 5 miles (8km)

Boat on the Ashby canal

Boat on the Ashby canal

Nice wide views in gently undulating countryside, looking over to Earl Shilton, Barwell and Stapleford church spires.

Items of interest Sutton Cheney: The church of St James has memorials to Richard III, who prayed here before the battle in August 1485. The Almshouses were founded in 1612. Hall Farm dates from 1601.

Near Bosworth Battlefield site we follow part of the route of the Ambion Way (described in leaflets available from the battlefield information centre).

The Battlefield centre is worth a stop, for its shop, museum, tea place and toilets. If you have time and energy, you could add on a walk around the battlefield site, following the information boards beginning from the top of Ambion Hill and descending to Shenton Station (to see the steam trains) and returning on a lower route, beside the railway line and swinging left through woods on a well made gravel track, to reach King Dick’s Well. You could however leave this extension for another occasion. It makes a lovely day out.

Please read the introduction to the original book updated for the web published walks.

The written description and map is a .pdf file which you can print and take with you on the walk.

Download walk 26 here  (.pdf file 200kb)

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