ARS walk this Saturday

Home » Latest News » ARS walk this Saturday
Battle of Blore Heath in 1459

Next Saturday's ARS (Audlem Ramblers Society) walk is being led by Howard Jones. It will be followed in the evening by the social highlight of the year — the ARS Christmas dinner.
Howard writes: The walk on Saturday begins and ends at the pub in Loggerheads and is approximately 6 miles in length over fields and farm track with very few inclines; this is an easy 2 booter.

Turning left out of the pub car park we walk about 200 yards back along the main road, climbing a stile into farmland, skirting a wood until reaching Blore Farm, near Blore Heath site of one of the bloodiest battles which would begin the Wars of the Roses.

The Lancastrians and Yorkists met on a damp Sunday morning in September 1459 and legend has it that Margaret of Anjou watched the battle from the nearby Muckleston church tower only to flee when she realised that her army had lost. A stone cross still stands to this day to mark the spot where the Lancastrian leader is said to have been killed.

(Audlem Online adds: For the sake of clarity, the photo is of a reanactment of the Battle of Blore Heath, not an ARS debate on the correct route to follow during the walk.)

Leaving Blore Farm behind we travel along Flash Lane and pass behind Hales Sawmill which, I believe, has absolutely no historical interest and then along a farm track to Nook Farm passing, what is designated, as a Roman Villa. At this point we turn back toward Loggerheads and for the more romantic amongst you, we will venture down Lovers Lane!

A 9.30am start from Audlem car park should mean that we are back in the village early enough for the campanologists in the group to keep their appointment at the church.


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Audlem Methodist Church
Mon 17 Jun 6:08am  |  hits: 852

John Wright (Jack) 7th June 2019Suddenly passed away at home aged 65 years. Jack, of Audlem, the loving husband of Sue and much loved dad of Joanna and Nic.Funeral Service at Audlem Methodist Church on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 2.30pm, followed by a private family burial service at Audlem Cemetery.Family Flowers only please and donations if desired to Cancer Research UK.Any enquiries...

Dod Mess
Sun 16 Jun 6:09am  |  hits: 761

Dog Mess endangering Children's Health on Playing FieldHi,I am a coach with Audlem Saints football club and have to say that it is a real pleasure coaching these local kids, they really are coming on by leaps and bounds and are going from strength to strength.However this season more than most we are having real problems with dog owners letting their pets foul on the sports field. We...

turnpike field
Tue 18 Jun 6:06am  |  hits: 734

Turnpike Field- tree surgeryFollowing on from the recent survey, a contractor has been appointed to carry out the work recommended. Old Vicarage Tree Surgery, are initially planning to be on site Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June to work on trimming back the trees as identified in last years report.Signs will be placed at the field entrances so as to warn people and during...