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Wednesday Wander: Carlton – Shackerstone – Barton-in-the-Beans


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General information

We begin with a  short walk in Carlton then cross fields. There is a short road walk before joining the canal and following its route for about a third of the total walk. This is along a section of the Ashby Canal.

Shackerstone Railway Station is  at the end of the canal section.  This is at the northern terminus of the Battlefield Line. It is a heritage railway. The line runs to Market Bosworth and Shenton. The latter is several minutes from the Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre.

There is a gentle incline on a farm road when we leave the canal, followed by farmland bridleway/paths for the rest of the route.

I estimate this will take about 2.5 - 3 hours. Places you can visit afterwards are Market Bosworth a small market town and the Bosworth Battlefield site. There are pubs and garden centres/ farm shops with refreshments in the surrounding  area.

Terrain / Difficulty

This is an easy walk. There is one gentle hill which follows a farm road with good surface. About a third of the route is canal tow path which is easy walking.

Approximate Distance

6 miles

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