How long is Towton battlefield walk?

How long is Towton battlefield walk?

approx. 3 miles
Join Towton Battlefield Society for a tour of the historic battlefield. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear; be prepared to walk long distances on uneven surfaces – walk is approx. 3 miles long.

Where is the Battle of Towton?

Battle of Towton/Location

Why was the Battle of Towton so important?

The Battle of Towton was fought on 29 March 1461 during the English Wars of the Roses, near the village of Towton in Yorkshire. It was “probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”. The Battle of Towton was to affirm the victor’s right to rule over England through force of arms.

How many died at Towton?

More than 28,000 died at Towton, but the Tudors’ PR machine almost wiped it from history. Until now…

What is the most bloodiest battle in history?

1. World War II: Fought from 1939 to 1945, the Second World War is the deadliest conflict in history, with over 70 million fatalities.

Where does the Towton walk start and end?

The route runs for about 4 miles on a series of reasonably flat footpaths and roadside paths. You can start the walk from Towton village and head west on the Old London Road to meet up with the Towton Battlefield Trail. The signposted trail includes a number of information boards detaling the events of the terrible battle.

Where did the Battle of Towton take place?

This historical walk explores the site of the Battle of Towton which was fought on 29 March 1461 near the Yorkshire village of Towton. It was a significant battle during the English Wars of the Roses, fought between the houses of Lancaster and York for control of the English throne.

Which is the best way to walk Towton battlefield?

The village is located just to the south of Tadcaster. Here you can continue your walking by picking up the Jorvic Way or the Ebor Way long distance footpaths. There’s nice waterside trails along the River Wharfe to try, with a visit to the impressive Tadcaster Viaduct also recommended.

How big was the Yorkist army at the Battle of Towton?

Size of the armies at the Battle of Towton: The Lancastrian army probably comprised some 40,000 men, the Yorkist army some 35,000 men. Winner of the Battle of Towton: The Yorkists, decisively.