The Monarch's Way - Long Distance Footpath 615 miles
The Monarch's Way

"New" Trevor's Memorial Bench

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Amanda's Charity Walk Ham Hill to West Bay

"New Map of" King Charles II Escape route through the midlands

"PRICES SLASHED" Satmap Digital mapping of The Monarch's Way

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"NEW"  Route changes in book 1

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Oak Apple Day 29th May 2012 Guildhall Worcester

Monarch's Way Map and interconnecting paths

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The Monarch's Way in 47 days

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Minder's at work along the Monarch's Way

Trevor Antill ACIB

Trevor's Boot Relay Pictures

Trevor's Boot Relay Pictures part 2

Trevor's Boot Relay Pictures part 3

Trevor's Boot Relay Pictures part 4

Trevor's Boot Relay Pictures part 4A

Trevor's Boot Relay part 5 Book 2

Trevor's Boot Relay part 6

Trevor's Boot Relay part 7

The Monarch's way Relay part 8 (updated)

The Monarch's Way Relay part 9

The Celebration into Charmouth-Trevor's Boot Relay part 10

The Monarch's Way Relay part 11 Book 3

The Monarch's Way Relay Part 12

"New" The Monarch's Way Relay part 13

King Charles II

"New" The Monarch's Way Relay part 14

New Trevor's Boot Relay "Shoreham"

Welcome to one of the most exciting stories about a Monarch King Charles II and one of the best and varied, walks in British History.

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Update 26th May 2014

Trevor's Boot's were Carried to France on Moonlight Saunter by David Skinner and his 3 man crew. We are very pleased with the support we have received from David Skinner.


Trevor Antill's Boot's were carried to Shoreham on Saturday 17th May  completing the 615 mile journey.  


The picture opposite shows Colin handing Trevor's Boots over to John who was to carry them over to France.  

The Monarch's Way Association would like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton and Hove for starting the final stage of this journey.

We were joined on the day by foot soldiers of Sir William Wallers Lifeguard of Horse and  Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote in 17th Centuary costume.

The Deputy Leader of Adur District Council Councillor Julie Searle made a presentation to Margaret Antill (wife of Trevor) on the promenade opposite The CARATS CAFE BAR.  


As would have been his wish, the work on the Monarch's Way continues through the team of Minders and Association members. The ultimate aim is to see the Monarch's Way designated as a National Trail. Caring for the route and promoting it will be a fit testimonial to Trevor.


The Story

The escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

For six exciting weeks, and hotly pursued by the Parliamentary forces under Oliver Cromwell, he travelled first north towards Wales, then south through the Cotswolds and the Mendips to the South Coast, and finally along the South Downs to Shoreham where he made his escape to France.

Loyally supported by his followers, many at great risk to their own lives, he was given shelter in places both great and humble, many of which still exist today.

The Monarch's Way logo below represents the Royal Oak tree at Boscobel (in which the King famously hid with Colonel Carless); the Prince of Wales crown; and the ship 'The Surprise' on which Charles eventually escaped to France.

           The logo also forms the basis of the waymarks which sign the Way throughout its  historic 615 mile length.

The Walk

This long distance walk over (615 miles) using footpaths and bridleways closely follows the route taken by Charles and enables you to visit many historic sites and buildings, maybe only previously known to you through the history books. It also takes you through two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and six Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty plus some of the finest scenery in western and southern England.

The walk is waymarked and is shown on the latest editions of the Ordnance Survey's Landranger and Explorer maps. The route is described in detail in three books by Trevor Antill, published by Meridian Books. Each book is divided into sections so enabling you to pick out suitable day walks if you are not intending to follow the complete route. - More information is available on other pages.

'Walk a day, live a week' (Old French proverb) Good Walking !

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Last updated 23rd September 2014

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