Sutton Warf - Ambion Wood - Bosworth Battle Field - Shenton - Ashby de la Zouch Canal

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Fought on 22 August 1485, The Battle of Bosworth or Bosworth Field was a major battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war fought between the houses of Lancaster and York. The battle was won by the Lancastrians joined by disaffected Yorkists. The victor Henry Tudor, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty and on the opposing side Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed during the battle.

The walk starts at the canal wharf at Sutton Cheney. From here our path goes through Ambion woods to the battle visitor centre with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. From there it's off to Shenton to the Heritage Steam Railway, where there are more toilets and a part time cafe.

Now the walk follows the Ambion way and continues through the local countryside before reaching and walking along part of the 31 mile long Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal.

Prior to the canal you can take a short detour into Dadlington where you'll find a public house serving food and a selection of beers.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Canal Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Museum, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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