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Black arrow in red/orange circle with nameBattlefields Trail

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire

32 km / 20 miles
The Battlefields Trail runs through beautiful countryside in the heart of England. It links three of England's 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.

Update 15th November 2022:
Construction of HS2 means that part of the Battlefields Trail south east of Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, is closed between SP 511491 and SP 505489. The closure is reported to last until 2025. A diversion may be available along existing rights of way between SP 524465 and SP 499488.


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Path Type: Other Paths
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Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SP499487 - Mill Lane, Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SP335510 - Kineton, Warwickshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Battlefields Trail - Edgcote, Cropredy Bridge, Edgehill  (Battlefields Trust  - 2006 ) Download


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OS Landranger 151
OS Landranger Active 151
OS Explorer 206
OS Explorer Active 206

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Last Updated 15/04/2022 21:00:17 - Route changes between Radway and Kineton
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Route Profile:

32.0 km (19.9 miles)
447 m (1,467 ft) ascent
216 m (709 ft)  maximum height

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