GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sutton Cheney Wharf Walk

4 miles (6.4 km)

This circular walk from Sutton Cheney Wharf takes you along the Ashby Canal and through the surrounding woodland and countryside. It's a lovely place for a stroll with the easy towpath trails and the site of a historic battlefield to visit nearby.
You start off at the car park at Sutton Wharf next to the bridge and the canal. You then follow a section of the Leicestershire Round north west along the canal and through Ambion Wood toward Ambion Hill. Near here you can visit the Bosworth Battlefield site. This field is the site of the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war that took place in the 15th century. The route then bends round to the east to visit Sutton Cheney village.
From the village you follow footpaths south to Harper's Hill before heading west to Stapleton Lane. Near here you can then rejoin the canal and follow it north back to the car park.

Postcode

CV13 0AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sutton Cheney OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton Cheney Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sutton Cheney

  • Ashby Canal - Follow the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal from Bedworth in Warwickshire, to the little village of Snareston in Leicestershire
  • Leicestershire Round - Explore the countryside, villages, canals, rivers and reservoirs of Leicestershire on this interesting and varied circular walk
  • Market Bosworth Country Park - This 85 acre country park in Leicestershire contains a lake, a planted arboretum with exotic species, a wildflower meadow and a community woodland
  • Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - Walk the Battlefield Trail with panoramic views over the Leicestershire countryside in this country park in Market Bosworth
  • Nuneaton Rotary Walk - This super circular walk was devised by the Nuneaton Rotary Club and takes you on a tour of the countryside, parks and canals around Nuneaton
  • Croft Hill and Quarry Walk - This walk visits the Croft Hill viewpoint and the old Croft Quarry near Leicester

Pubs/Cafes

At the canal there's the Sutton Wharf cafe. They serve tasty lunches and delicious cakes which you can enjoy in the outdoor seating area next to the water.
In the village there's Hercules Inn, a 17th century country coaching inn that serves high quality food. Outside there's the Woodshed serving pizzas from an authentic wood fired oven throughout the summer. You can find them on the Main Street at postcodeCV13 0AG.

Dog Walking

The country and canalside trails make for a pleasant dog walk. The wharf cafe and the Hercules inn mentioned above are also dog friendly

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along the Leicestershire Round and you can visit Market Bosworth Country Park. Here you'll find contains a lake, a planted arboretum with exotic species, a wildflower meadow and a community woodland.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.

Photos

Sutton Cheney Wharf - geograph.org.uk - 1069350

Sutton Cheney Wharf. Narrowboats and a miniature one moored at the wharf on the Ashby Canal. Some of these will take public parties for a trip along the canal. The building contains a shop and cafe. This site is on the edge of the Bosworth Battlefield and a pleasant, if slightly muddy, footpath starts here and passes behind the cafe and through woods to a visitor centre on the battlefield.

Bridge 34, Sutton Wharf Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 918456

Bridge 34, Sutton Wharf Bridge

Footpath through Ambion Wood - geograph.org.uk - 918494

Footpath through Ambion Wood. Ambion Wood lies along the Ashby Canal and close to the site of The Battle of Bosworth. The footpath is the Leicestershire Round.

Footpath to Bosworth Field Battlefield Site - geograph.org.uk - 918507

Footpath to Bosworth Field Battlefield Site

Ashby Canal north of Geary's Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 918448

Ashby Canal north of Geary's Bridge

Hercules Inn, Sutton Cheney - geograph.org.uk - 1320447

Hercules Inn, on the Main Street in the village.

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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