Visit to Boscobel House, 10 March 2024

Over the years, many of our walks have crossed onto the path known as the Monarch’s Way. It is Britain’s second longest trail at 625 miles long. The route follows the journey of King Charles ll from Worcester to Shoreham on Sea and takes in some of the places he hid during that time. Boscobel House is one of them.

A former hunting lodge where the king took refuge following his defeat at the battle of Worcester in 1651. The house and gardens, now fully restored, share the secrets and stories of Charles’s escape from Cromwell’s soldiers and his eventual fleeing to France.

A short stroll from the house and gardens  you can see a descendant of the oak tree in which the king hid for a day.

We will tour the house, gardens and visit the oak tree and then take a break at the tearooms before walking down to the priory. The ruins of the 12th century priory, where the king stayed disguised as a woodsman are approx. half a mile from Boscobel house.

If you would like to join us on our visit to Boscobel House, you will need to book a ticket online.

Please note that 10 March is Mother’s Day.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

Contact us for details on where and when to meet us.

Join us!

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