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Come follow the linear route King Richard III took when leaving the city from Bow Bridge; the lost Roman Road across Western Park to Ratby Lane. See a yellow posted / green finger-pointed footpath of 600 metres missed off the O/S map! 80% surfaced; 20% grasslands. Bring bus pass for possible use of First 12 service!
Date: Friday 22nd August 2014 6pm.
Meet: Bow Bridge, St Augustine / King Richards Road. (A-Z map, 27, H926; OS grid SK 58018 04363)
Distance: 4.5 miles
Leader: Martin Wadd
Bow Bridge, St Augustine Road, Leicester Ornate cast-iron parapet between stone piers. By the Leicester Corporation, 1862. Grade II listed. On each of these piers is a plaque, one records the bridge’s construction on the site of an ancient predecessor “over which King Richard III passed at the head of his army to the Battle of Bosworth Field” in 1485; the other remembers a legend that Richard’s head was “dashed and broken” on the return trip by a stone dislodged by his spur hitting a large stone on the outward journey. (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3120193 – © Copyright Stephen Richards and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)