Battlefields Trail

A 20 miles long distance footpath which links historic battle sites of the English Civil War and the Wars of the Roses. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Mill Lane, Chipping Warden
Distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Grid Ref: SP499486
Climbing: 452 metres
Walk time: 7-10 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Battlefields Trail is a long distance footpath, running for 20 miles through three counties, namely Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warkwickshire. It is a walk in the setting of beautiful countryside in the heart of England. Beginning at Chipping Warden in Northamptonshire and ending at Kineton in Warwickshire, it links three of England’s most important battlefields. First is Edgehill (Warwickshire, 1642) the first major action of the Civil War in England. Second is Cropredy Bridge (Oxfordshire, 1644) a Civil War battle where the King temporarily rescued the royalist cause from total destruction. Finally, Edgcote (Northamptonshire,1469) a significant but largely forgotten battle in the Wars of the Roses. The Trail is defined throughout its length by distinctive waymarkers. There are also interpretation panels at both ends and on each battlefield, to add to your understanding of what happened there.

Useful Links:
Battlefields Trail Guide and Map
Long Distance Walkers Association

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