Walks around Blore Heath
Blore Heath and its surrounding area is one of the few British battlefields
which is relatively unspoilt. Much of the geography is as it was at the time
of the battle. When visiting the battle site it is easy to visualise how the
events unfolded on the day of the battle. Also, the surrounding area is
picturesque, and has other historical associations which are worth visiting.
I have compiled two walks around Blore Heath, the aim being to highlight the
historical aspects of the area as well as providing interesting walks. Both
walks begin and end at pubs.
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The Lancastrian line, Folly Wood and Mucklestone (4.5 miles)
This walk is a circuit of the main battlefield at Blore Heath. The walk begins
and ends at Loggerheads, and passes the Yorkist lines, the Lancastrian line.
Audley's cross will be visible at certain points. The walk passes through
Folly wood and Mucklestone, before returning to Loggerheads.
Salisbury Hill, Tyrley Locks and the Four Alls (3.5 miles)
This walk visits the site of the aftermath of the Battle of Blore Heath.
Passing by Salisbury Hill, where Salisbury camped with his army, and also over
the fields on which the rout took place. Market Drayton, Tyrley Locks and the
Four Alls pub are also included as places of interest.