Sutton Cheney - Battlefield - Market Bosworth

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Market Bosworth is a small, attractive and historically interesting town with a population of just over 2,000. The town centre is a conservation area with many old buildings surrounding the marketplace. There are a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, three churches and three schools. Close by is the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth, fought in 1485, with its visitor centre and walks with information boards giving details of the battle. Other places of interest are the Ashby Canal, the Water Park and The Country Park, all within walking distance of the town centre. The Shackerstone Steam Railway Line operates a regular service between Shackerstone and Shenton, the latter being within the battlefield site.

The right to hold a market in Market Bosworth goes back to the seventeenth century, when a charter was granted. Today the market operates every Wednesday with a variety of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, clothing, fish, fabric, plants and other items. There are excellent country views throughout the walk.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
02/04/2019 - Steven Wainer

Did this walk on 24/03/2019,easy to follow.Added an extra 1.5 miles on by walking through Market Bosworth and going through the country park and following fieldside paths back to Sutton Cheney where there is roadside parking near the church.

17/08/2012 - Debra Wyatt

Nice walk but not a good one for dog walkers. A lot of road work involved. No stiles so very easy.

08/04/2009 - Roy Davenport

OK Jan 09 RD

08/04/2009 - Roy Davenport

Checked March 09 ok RDE

15/06/2007 - Roy Davenport

Walk checked May 07 and all fine.

26/05/2007 - Roy Davenport

Ok May 07 RD

28/10/2006 - Roy Davenport

Checked October 2006

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19.3 Miles