Wooden signpost for the Towton Battlefield Trail

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12 Dec 2021 10:30am – 2:00pm

Guided Battlefield Walk of Towton

Location

Towton, Tadcaster, UK

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Join us for a guided walk around Towton Battlefield.

The walk is a circuit of part of the battlefield. It starts in the village of Towton and moves up to where the Lancastrian forces stood at the start of the battle. The guide will describe the events that lead up to this fateful day, the battles at Ferrybridge, Dintingdale and Towton and will lead the group around the area across which the rout took place. Key locations will be viewed, and topics including the combatants, English society, the weapons and armour in use at the time will be discussed.

Both the ‘traditional’ account of the battle, and the more recent reinterpretation of the source documents, will be covered during the walk.

The walk is along an undulating grass farm path, approximately 4 kilometres (2 and a half miles) long and will take between two and a half and three hours to complete. Stout footwear is recommended as the trail can be muddy.

Numbers of walkers may be restricted in line with prevailing COVID-19 government restrictions.

Information Boards along the Towton Battlefield Trail
Map showing the meeting point for the Towton Battlefield Guided Walk
Towton Battlefield Map
Wooden signpost for the Towton Battlefield Trail
Couple walking on the Towton Battlefield Trail