Walk Bosworth

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in News

While I sit here writing this, it is just past 14h30 – that is here in Sydney, where – at least when it comes to time – we are ahead of most of the rest of the world.  In about 9 hours, when it is 14h30 in the UK, a new walking trail will be officially opened at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

The new trail takes the recent discoveries about the actual site of the battle into consideration.  It runs in a loop around Ambion Hill with views across the relocated battlefield at two points.  Along the way there is information on the lead up to the battle, an introduction of the main protagonists for the casual sight-seer (Ricardians visit because of one of the protagonists) and an explanation of the events of 22 August 1485 including reconstructed images of what the battlefield may have looked like on the day.

This trail is the final element of developments at the battlefield funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.   And of course we all voted for the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in the recent National Lottery Awards, though it seems that it did not make it to the finalists.

The new trail is open all year round and entry is free.

The opening of the new trail was announced on About My Area.  You can find the results of the National Lottery Awards here.

Illustration of Richard III:  © Andrew Jamieson, www.jamiesongallery.com

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