Towton battlefield trail

Jane Ellis reported back on a very successful walk around the Towton  battlefield in mid-September.

Eighteen members enjoyed a lovely summer’s day on 12th September 2017, exploring the Towton Battlefield Trail, near Tadcaster. This circular walk takes in the ten information boards provided by the Battlefield Society, which tell the full story in graphic detail of this Wars of the Roses encounter which took place in a snowstorm on Palm Sunday 1461, described as ‘probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil’. From this elevated position in the clear air we had views of a wide area, extending from York Minster to Howden Minster and even the spire of the distant Patrington Church.