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Richard III Trail

Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

100 km / 62 miles
The Richard III Trail is a linear walk from Richard's birthplace in Fotheringhay to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, the site (more or less) of his death, passing through Leicester, site of his reburial, along the way.
As well as detailed directions for the walk, a comprehensive set of background notes for the route is provided by the authors.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Agricultural land
Start: TL060932 - Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK402000 - Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Leicestershire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2017

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Richard III Trail  (Leicestershire County Council  - 2017 ) Download
Route Description - PDF Richard III Trail - Part B Supplementary Information  (LDWA  - 2017 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 140, 141, 142
OS Landranger Active 140, 141, 142
OS Explorer 224, 227, 232, 233, 234
OS Explorer Active 224, 227, 232, 233, 234

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Route Profile:

99.2 km (61.6 miles)
1,260 m (4,134 ft) ascent
198 m (650 ft)  maximum height

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