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Black arrow in red/orange circle with nameBattlefields Trail

32 km / 20 miles

Northants, Oxon, Warks
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.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
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Waymark
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Attributes
Challenging; Heritage; Military; Monarchy
Start
SP499486 - Mill Lane, Chipping Warden, Northants
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Finish
SP335510 - Kineton, Warks
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Open Date
2006
User Group
Battlefields Trust
 
Meadow Cottage, 33 High Green, Brooke, NORWICH, NR15 1HR
 
01508 558145

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet
Edgcote to Edgehill Battlefields Trail (Battlefields Trust - 2006)
Leaflet - External PDF
Battlefields Trail - PDF (Battlefields Trust)
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The Limes Cottage  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

31.2 Km (19.4 miles)
442 m (1,450 ft) ascent
215 m (705 ft)  maximum height