As we progress with the planning we will add more detailed route info here.
This will include CP locations and gpx files.
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.
Some photo's of the things you will see on the route - click the picture to see the title
A the route detail will be here including .gpx files 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 others.
Over these sort of distances small variations add up to a lot.
Start - CP1 - Navigation Inn Car park, Greensforge, Kingswinford DY6 0AH
CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 09:00 Sunday
CP1 - CP2 - Boscobel House
CUT OFF (Leave CP by) - 12:00 Monday
CP2 - CP3 - Wasely Country Park car park, Gannow Green Lane, Rubery B45 9AT
Cut Off (Leave CP by) - 11:00 Tuesday
CP3 - CP4 - Car Park, Milcote Road, Weston on Avon, England CV37 8
Cut Off - (Leave Cp By) 14:00 Wednesday
CP4 - CP5 - National trust car park at Chedworth Woods just north of Chedworth
Cut Off (leave cp by) 13:00 Thursday
CP5 - CP6 - Car park /Layby, Wapley Rd, Codrington BS376RY
Cut Off - (Leave Cp by) 14:00 Friday
CP6 - CP7 - Stockhill Forestry Car Park, Chewton Mendip. Somerset BA5
Cut Off - (leave CP by) 15:00 Saturday
CP7 - CP8 - Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 20:00 Sunday
CP8 - CP9 - Winyards Gap Inn car park, Dorset DT83H
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 22:00 Monday
CP9 - CP10 - Bell and Crown, new road, warminster, BA12 6NJ
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 19:00 Tuesday
CP10 - CP11 - Car park on Horsebridge road, Horsebridge, SO206PU (postcode for nearby pub)
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 19:00 Wednesday
CP11 - CP12 - Car Park of Bat and Ball Pub, Hyden Farm Lane, Hambledon, Hampshire PO8 0UB
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 17:00 Thursday
CP12 - CP13 - Car Park 1km east of Houghton on the B2139 (viewpoint on map)
Cut Off - (leave cp by) 12:00 Friday
CP13 - FINISH - Car Park by the Power Station on the Seafront Shoreham on Sea
Final Cut Off Time - 10:00 Saturday
All distances are based on the current .gpx track and calculated for being a little longer on the ground so the total distance will be around 615 miles.