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Walking Route:Health Walk - Caldicot Castle

Route Overview

Please see PDF below for route map.
This is an easy walk with no stiles. The park includes a variety of woodland and grassland habitats
as well at a large pond and the Nedern Brook. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The castle itself was begun by the Normans. Henry V was born here.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Toilets Public toilets in car park.
Refreshments None.

Route Details

Parts of this route can be very wet after periods of heavy rain.
Caldicot Castle was begun by the Normans. In the Middle Ages it was held by the powerful de Bohun family, who were eventually Earls of Hereford, Northampton and Essex. Henry de Bohun rebelled against King John and was one of the 25 Earls appointed in 1215 to ensure the King kept to the terms of the Manga Carta. Later, Mary de Bohun married Henry Bollingbroke, who, in 1399, seized the throne from Richard II to become Henry IV. Their son, who became, King Henry V, victor of Agincourt, was born here.

Route Essentials

Duration: 1 hour

Miles: 1

Caldicot Castle  (photo - Chris Brown)

Caldicot Castle (photo - Chris Brown)

Caldicot Castle (Walking Route)
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