Route

As we progress with the planning we will add more detailed route info here.

This will include CP locations and gpx files and race maps.

This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester.
The Monarch's Way starts at Worcester then travels north to Boscobel and then south to Stratford upon Avon. It then continues south through the Cotswolds to Stow on the Wold before turning south west towards Bristol via Cirencester. The route then heads south through the Mendip Hills to Wells and then on through Somerset towards Yeovil and then south west to Charmouth. You then follow the Dorset coast before turning north again to Yeovil, before heading east across the Downs to Brighton and then onto the finish point at Shoreham-by-Sea.
The walk also takes you through two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and six Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those interested in the history of the walk there is ample opportunity to learn and discover more with a series of museums and historical sites dotted throughout the route.
The walk is waymarked with a picture of the ship The Surprise, the Prince of Wales crown and the Royal Oak tree at Boscobel House.

Monarchs Way .gpx
Please be aware the file is the correct route gps files over this distance drawn on a map will come out short as little bits get straightened out. It comes out at 570 miles on the gpx file but the real route is 615 and a more detailed .gpx file will be produced after the first race is run.
MonarchsWayMaster.gpx
GPS eXchange file [498.0 KB]
Route Elevation Profile
Route overview

Some photo's of the things you will see on the route - click the picture to see the title

Route

A the route detail will be here including .gpx files and CP locations.

Leg 1 - 40 miles

Start - CP1 - Navigation Inn Car park, Greensforge, Kingswinford DY6 0AH

 

CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 6am Sunday 29th of May 2016

Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 1.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.3 MB]
Download
Maps PDF
New file download
Leg 1 .gpx file
MWleg1.gpx
GPS eXchange file [42.1 KB]

Leg 2 - 46 miles - Total 86 miles

CP1 - CP2 - Boscobel House

 

CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 4am Monday 30th of May 2016

Leg 2 .gpx file
MWleg2.gpx
GPS eXchange file [40.1 KB]
Leg 2 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 2.docx
Microsoft Word document [21.1 MB]
Leg 2 Maps
Monarchs Way Leg 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]

Leg 3 - 39miles - Total 125 miles

CP2 - CP3 - Wasely Country Park car park, Gannow Green Lane, Rubery B45 9AT

Cut Off (Leave CP by) - 22:00 Monday 30th of May 2016

Leg 3 .gpx file
MWleg3.gpx
GPS eXchange file [36.8 KB]
Leg 3 Maps PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]
Leg 3 Maps Word
Monarchs Way Leg 3.docx
Microsoft Word document [25.1 MB]

Leg 4 - 46 miles - Total 171 miles

CP3 - CP4 - Car Park, Milcote Road, Weston on Avon, England CV37 8

Cut Off - (Leave Cp By) 01:00 Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Leg 4 .gpx file
MWleg4.gpx
GPS eXchange file [46.8 KB]
Leg 4 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 4.docx
Microsoft Word document [32.6 MB]
Leg 4 Maps - PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]

Leg 5 - 40 miles - Total 211 miles

CP4 - CP5 - National trust car park at Chedworth Woods just north of Chedworth

Cut Off (leave cp by) 16:00 Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Leg 5 .gpx file
MWleg5.gpx
GPS eXchange file [36.6 KB]
Leg 5 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 5.docx
Microsoft Word document [825.1 KB]
Leg 5 Maps PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.1 MB]

Leg 6 - 43 Miles - Total 254 miles

CP5 - CP6 - Car park of Baby Blooms, Wapley Rd, Codrington BS376RY

Cut Off - (Leave Cp by) 17:00 Thursday 2nd of June 2016

Leg 6 .gpx file
MWleg6.gpx
GPS eXchange file [38.0 KB]
Leg 6 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 6.docx
Microsoft Word document [19.6 MB]
Leg 6 Maps - PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.1 MB]

Leg 7 - 42 miles - Total 296 miles

CP6 - CP7 - Stockhill Forestry Car Park, Chewton Mendip. Somerset BA5

Cut Off - (leave CP by) 14:00 Friday 3rd of June 2016

Leg 7 .gpx file
MWleg7.gpx
GPS eXchange file [41.7 KB]
Leg 7 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 7.docx
Microsoft Word document [23.3 MB]
Leg 7 Maps - PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

Leg 8 - 48 miles - Total 346 miles

CP7 - CP8 - Winyards Gap Inn car park, Dorset DT83HY

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 15:00 Saturday 4th of June 2016

Leg 8 .gpx file
MWleg8.gpx
GPS eXchange file [45.5 KB]
Leg 8 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 8.docx
Microsoft Word document [24.0 MB]
Leg 8 Maps - PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]

Turnaround point - Bridport

Not a full Checkpoint but at the turnaround point in Bridport, West Bay you will be met by someone at the seafront,  though you wont have definite access to drop bags till the nest CP unless that person has them on them.

Leg 9 - 53miles - Total 390 miles

CP8 - CP9 - Winyards Gap Inn car park, Dorset DT83HY

Same as previous CP following same route back up

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 13:00 sunday the 5th of June 2016

Leg 9 .gpx file
MWleg9.gpx
GPS eXchange file [47.3 KB]
Leg 9 Maps - Word
Monarchs Way Leg 9.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.5 MB]
Leg 9 Maps - PDF
Monarchs Way Leg 9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]

Leg 10 - 37 miles - Total 427 miles

CP9 - CP10 - Bell and Crown, new road, warminster, BA12 6NJ

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 07:00 Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Leg 10 .gpx file
MWleg10.gpx
GPS eXchange file [36.0 KB]
Download
Leg 10 maps - Word
New file download
Download
Leg 10 Maps - PDF
New file download

Leg 11 - 43 miles - Total 470 miles

CP10 - CP11 - Car park on Horsebridge road, Horsebridge, SO206PU (postcode for nearby pub)

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 07:00 Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Leg 11 .gpx file
MWLeg11.gpx
GPS eXchange file [32.0 KB]

Leg 12 - 38 miles - Total 508 Miles

CP11 - CP12 - Car Park of Bat and Ball Pub, Hyden Farm Lane, Hambledon, Hampshire PO8 0UB

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 04:00 Thursday 9th of June 2016

Leg 12 .gpx file
MWLeg12.gpx
GPS eXchange file [35.2 KB]

Leg 13 - 32 miles - Total 540 miles

CP12 - CP13 - Car Park 1km east of Houghton on the B2139 (viewpoint on map)

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 11:00 Saturday 11th of June 2016

Leg 13 .gpx file
MWLeg13.gpx
GPS eXchange file [25.9 KB]

Leg 14 - 30 miles - Total 570 miles

CP13 - FINISH - Car Park by the Power Station on the Seafront Shoreham on Sea

Final Cut Off Time - 10:00 Sunday 12th of June 2016

Leg 14 .gpx file
MWLeg14.gpx
GPS eXchange file [36.1 KB]

All distances are based on the current .gpx track and will be a little longer on the ground so th etotal sitance will be around 615 miles.

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