Route

Please note we are finalising the locations for 2019 and we are likely to improve and change a couple of locations to improve the facilities. We will update the exact locations and gpx files as we go. The majority will stay the same and the route itself or overall distance will not change.

All info will be correct at least 2 months before the event.

 

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 but the real route is 615 miles at least on the ground
Monarchs (FullRoute) Master.gpx
GPS eXchange file [490.1 KB]
Route Elevation Profile
Route overview

Some photo's from the route - Its a stunning scenic route through the best of the british countryside and historical sites and areas.

Route

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

 

Please note the distances are approximate for each leg as you will wander around and get lost and your gps will show slight differences to other runners and the measured map distances.

Over these sort of distances small variations add up to a lot so mileage is estimated for each leg and if you make no errors off route may be less (Unlikely) and if you make errors or detours it may be slighly more actual distance covered.

 Leg 1 - 42 miles (Approx)

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

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

 

CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 09:00 Sunday

2018RaceMWLeg1.gpx
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Leg 2 - 50 miles - Total 92 miles (Approx)

CP1 - CP2 - Boscobel House (second time you pass it on that upper loop)

 

Facilities - Toilet -  Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

 

CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 12:00 Monday

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Leg 3 - 42 miles - Total 134 miles (Approx)

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

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Park is closed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off (Leave CP by) - 11:00 Tuesday

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Leg 4 - 48 miles - Total 182 miles (Approx)

CP3 - CP4 - Stratford Touring Park, Luddington Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 9SE

 

Facilities - Toilets and showers - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (Leave Cp By) 14:00 Wednesday

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Leg 5 - 44 miles - Total 226 miles (Approx)

CP4 - CP5 - National trust car park at Chedworth Woodsand Villa just north of Chedworth.

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the centre is closed - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off (leave cp by) 13:00 Thursday

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Leg 6 - 46 Miles - Total 272 miles (Approx)

CP5 - CP6 - The Wishing well Pub, Codrington BS37 6RY

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (Leave Cp by) 14:00 Friday

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Leg 7 - 43 miles - Total 315 miles (Approx)

CP6 - CP7 - Nettwood Farm, East Harptree, Somerset BS40 6DA

 

Facilities - Toilets and Showers - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave CP by) 15:00 Saturday

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Leg 8 -  51 miles - Total  366 miles (Approx)

CP7 - CP8 - Community Field, Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, TA18 7NY

 

Facilities - Camping toilet - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 20:00 Sunday

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Leg 9 - 54 miles - Total  420 miles (Approx)

CP8 - CP9 - Winyards Gap Inn car park, Dorset DT83H

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 22:00 Monday

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Leg 10 - 39 miles - Total 459 miles (Approx)

CP9 - CP10 - Bell and Crown, New road, Warminster, BA12 6NJ

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 19:00 Tuesday

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Leg 11 - 46 miles - Total 505 miles (Approx)

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

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 19:00 Wednesday

2018RaceMWleg11.gpx
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Leg 12 - 40 miles - Total 545 Miles (Approx)

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

 

Facilities - Toilet during opening hours and camping toilet when the Pub is closed - Pub food during serving times (at your expense) - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 17:00 Thursday

2018RaceMWleg12.gpx
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Leg 13 - 35 miles - Total 581 miles (Approx)

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

 

Facilities - Camping toilet - Small tent if sleep is needed - Basic foods and drinks including hot drinks - Access to drop bags and charging facilities and First -Aid

Cut Off - (leave cp by) 12:00 Friday

2018RaceMWleg13.gpx
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Leg 14 - 34 miles - Total 615 miles (Approx)

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

Final Cut Off Time - 10:00 Saturday

2018RaceMWleg14.gpx
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All distances are based on the current .gpx track and map measurements with additional allowances for gps devices cutting corners off. Gps distances on the files are shorter than actual travelled distances will be. 

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