32 km / 20 miles
The Battlefields Trail runs through beautiful countryside in the heart of England. It links three of Englandís most important battlefields. Edgehill (Warwickshire, 1642) was the first major action of the Civil War in England. Cropredy Bridge (Oxfordshire, 1644) was a Civil War battle where the king temporarily rescued the royalist cause from total destruction. Edgcote (Northamptonshire, 1469) was a significant but largely forgotten battle in the Wars of the Roses. There are interpretation panels at both ends and on each battlefield, to add to your understanding of what happened there. You can tackle the Trail in three parts, or all in one go. The Edgcote walk is the easiest, and is fairly friendly to dogs and children (although it does include one steep climb and some stiles). The Cropredy Bridge and Edgehill routes contain many stiles and the Edgehill route includes steep climbs and descents.
Click on the website below for a link to the Trail leaflet.
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You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)