Perhaps 15,000 lay dead or dying on a piece of ground not much bigger than a football field, including King James IV of Scotland and many of his noblemen. It was a bloody defeat with consequences that would resonate across the land. Henry VIII was fighting in France when the battle took place in 1513 and it was his young wife, Catherine of Aragon, who helped coordinate the movement of an English army to meet the Scots.
The walk will follow a route around the field of battle giving an opportunity to imagine how the events of the day unfolded. We will visit the church where James's body was taken after the battle.
Discover why the armies faced each other at this place and how the choice of weapons for each side played an important part in the outcome, while you enjoy the beautiful, peaceful countryside of today that contrasts with the horrors of that day in 1513.
Start time: 1000
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 2.5 miles
This walk is graded 'easy to moderate'
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