Visiting Blore Heath
Blore Heath is in the northwest midlands of England, situated on the Staffordshire, Shropshire and
Cheshire borders, two miles east of the town of Market Drayton.
for a map of the area.
Blore Heath Farm
Getting to Blore Heath By Road
Blore Heath Farm is located two miles east of Market Drayton, along the A53.
From the North:
- Take the Motorway network to the M6, Junction 15.
- On leaving the motorway take the right hand turn at the roundabout A519 signposted Eccleshall.
- At the next set of lights turn right onto the A5182
- follow the A5182 until the road ends at a T junction with the A53.
- Turn left onto A53
- Go straight on at the junction with the A51, past the "Swan with Two Necks" public house . This is a staggered junction so you will need to turn right then immediately left.
- Follow the A53 into Loggerheads, following signs for Market Drayton, go straight on passing "The Loggerheads" pub on your left.
- After leaving the loggerheads the road descends gradually down hill (the battlefield is to your left), after a mile the road enters a dip with a crossroads at the bottom, look out for the entrance of the site about 200 yards on the left (look for the sign saying 'Blore Heath Farm').
From the South:
- Take the Motorway network to the M6, Junction 14.
- On leaving the motorway take the left hand turn onto the A5013 to Eccleshall
- Follow the A5013 to Eccleshall (approx 5 miles).
- Turn right at the first mini roundabout, then left at the second onto the B5026.
- Follow the road to Loggerheads (approx 8) miles
- At the mini roundabout turn left onto the A53 signposted Market Drayton passing "The Loggerheads" pub on your left.
- After leaving Loggerheads the road descends gradually down hill (the battlefield is to your left), after a mile the road enters a dip with a crossroads at the bottom, look out for the entrance of the site about 200 yards on the left (look for the sign saying 'Blore Heath Farm').
Getting to Blore Heath By Rail
The nearest rail stations are Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Shrewsbury. From Stoke or Shrewsbury, you can then take the X64 bus to Blore Heath. Stoke is a 1 hour 45 min train journey from London, or 45 mins from Manchester.
Getting to Blore Heath By Bus
The X64 runs roughly every two hours between Stoke and Shrewsbury along the A53. On boarding the
bus, ask for 'Hennell brook', the bus will stop right in the centre of the battlefield. The journey
will take around 45 minutes, and will cost about £3-4.
Where Can I stay when visiting Blore Heath?
See here for suggestions of places to stay during the battle.
Access to Audley's cross
Audley's cross is situated on private farmland. You will be able to see it from the walk and the viewpoint above. If you would like to go and visit the cross itself, then this will need to be
arranged with the landowner. Contact us for details on how to achieve this.