MWF67: Worcester and the Civil War Battles

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We explore and learn about Worcester’s key role in the Civil War (1642-1651). Includes the tactics and deployments of the Royalist and Parliamentary forces at the battle of Powick Bridge (1642) and Cromwell and Prince Charles‘s final decisive Battle of Worcester (1651). Much historical interest, including visits to the site of the “bridges of boats”; Fort Royal; and Prince Charles’s HQ.

A flat easy walk on paths along the Teme and Severn Rivers, and to Fort Royal in the city, via the Birmingham and Worcester canal and the Diglis basin. A quick direct return route on quiet lanes.

DISTANCE: 4 miles
DURATION: 3 hours
DATE: 1st June 2023
START TIME: 6:00 pm
WALK LEADER: Bob Baldwin
START LOCATION: Meet at the layby near large chimney at Old Powick Bridge
Old Rd
Grid reference: SO 835525
Further details:
Nearest car park: on cul de sac at bridge, signposted “Old Road”, 50 yds from chimney

Thursday 1 June 2023