Area: Northamptonshire

*Barnack Parish Council
Overview

Descriptions of a series of circular walks issued by Parishes in Barnack Ward.

*Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve
Size (acreage)520
Overview

'211 hectares (520 acres) of ancient woodland in Cambridgeshire, in the United Kingdom. It is a national nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.'

Description from

Wikipedia

*Canons Ashby
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Canons Ashby is a hidden treasure in the heart of rural Northamptonshire; the Rose of the Shires. Built near the site of a 13th-century priory, the Elizabethan manor house is set in a tranquil ancient landscape ... '

Description from

National Trust

*Corby Borough Council
Overview

'You will find lots of useful information about how you can become more active through walking and appreciate what Corby Borough has to offer in the way of local parks and open spaces.' ALERT This Entry originally contained Links to details of the 34-mile Around Corby Walk. See instead now the description in GPS Cycle and Walking Routes.

See also

Around Corby [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

*Corby Outdoors Festival
Overview

Usually held late May/early June.

*Daventry Country Park
Size (acreage)140
Overview

'There are circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its large reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.'

Description from

Daventry District Council

*Delapré Abbey
Size (acreage)500
Overview

'Delapré is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Northampton and its grounds and the gardens can be enjoyed at all times of the year. This attractive area of 8 acres lies in the southern part of the town just off the main London Road, with open parkland of about 500 acres adjoining the Gardens. At the southern end of the Delapre estate lie Delapre Woods. These were originally cleared and planted when the gardens were laid out. Some fine oak, sweet chestnut and beech remain from this planting.'

Description from

Northampton Borough Council

*East Carlton Countryside Park
Overview

'Situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town.'

Description from

Corby Borough Council

*East Northamptonshire Council
Overview

'A network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full days hike. '

See also

Walking [nenevalley]

*Flore Parish Council
Overview

'Flore now has some nominated local walks to do around our village ...'

*Nene Park
Overview

'The diversity of Nene Park makes it a special place. The variety of habitats from woodlands and meadow through to lakes and waterways creates a haven for wildlife. The distinct areas which form Nene Park are connected by the River Nene which runs through them for six miles.'

Description from

Nene Park Trust

*Northamptonshire County Council - Daventry
Overview

Details of about a dozen short walks around and about Daventry.

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

*Northamptonshire County Council - East Northamptonshire
Overview

A dozen short walks around and about East Northamptonshire.

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

*Peterborough Younger Walkers
Overview

'We are a friendly walking group in our 20s, 30s, and 40s who enjoy being outdoors and meet up every other Sunday throughout the year in all weathers! Our programme offers walks and social activities to suit all tastes and abilities. But don't worry you don't have to do everything - join us whenever it suits.'

*South Northamptonshire Council
Overview

'Details of countryside, canalside, village and town footpaths and walking trails can be found ... '

See also

Short Walks Leaflets [Northamptonshire County Council]

*Sywell Country Park
Overview

'Offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its past role as a water supply reservoir with a water works heritage trail to guide you round.'

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

*The Walking Club
Overview

'Formed in 1991, our Club arranges walks/hikes on Sundays on a fortnightly basis. Although being based in the Peterborough and Stamford area, we explore the countryside throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We extend our range by overnight stays mainly in Youth Hostels.'

Ashby St. Ledgers Path and Canal Towpath Walk
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'This walk of 17kms/11 miles from Ashby St. Ledgers includes walking along The Jurassic Way, goes via Braunston and then The Grand Union and Leicester Canals towpaths to Norton Jc and returns to Ashby St. Ledgers.'

Description from

Beautiful England Walks and Photos

Borough Hill Daventry
Overview

'The BBC ceased their broadcasting from Daventry in 1992, and demolished the two 500ft aerial masts that had sat on top of Borough Hill. Borough Hill itself is now owned by Daventry District Council and is a very pleasant country park. Visitors can walk around the site, which has a long history prior to the BBC’s arrival ...'

See also

Borough Hill [Daventry District Council]

Braunston, Drayton Fields & Wolfhamcote Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Gently undulating countryside. It can be muddy, but there are no stiles!'

Burton Latimer Local Walks
Overview

'A variety of scenic walks in and around Burton Latimer ... Burton Latimer is the location of the first wind farm in Northamptonshire. Burton Wold wind farm, operated by Your Energy has 10 turbines, producing enough electricity to power around 8,500 homes annually. It is also home to the Weetabix food company.'

However, not all the walks listed seem to have descriptions attached ...

Description from

Burton Latimer Online

Cold Ashby Walks
Overview

'Cold Ashby is a small rural community in the Northamptonshire Uplands. It is not within the boundaries of a National Park, nor is it an accepted tourist area like its neighbours in the Cotswolds. It is situated in an area of beautiful undulating farmland which, for me, encapsulates the appeal of the English countryside. There are some delightful walks in close proximity which, as former Parish Path Warden, I would like to share with you as a visitor to this site ...'

Description from

The Cold Ashby Rambler

Edgcote to Edgehill Battlefields Trail
Distance (miles)20
Overview

'Long distance footpath running 20 miles through beautiful countryside in the heart of England. The trail starts in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire and ends in Kineton, Warwickshire.'

Description from

The Battlefields Trust

Gayton Walks
Overview

'Three booklets of local walks have been published by the Gayton Walkers Group.'

Description from

Gayton Walkers

Geddington Walks
Overview

'The original drawings and text of the walks were done by Ian Spencer in 1993. Ian was a Parish Councillor and Footpath Warden.  Some of the text has been updated ...'

Description from

Geddington.net

Grand Union Canal Leicester Line
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal runs from Norton Junction on the main line of the Grand Union Canal to the River Soar Navigation at West Bridge in Leicester. The Canal is 41.2 (66.5 km) miles long and has 41 locks. There are arms to: Welford (1.6 miles - 2.6 km - 1 lock - joins at Welford Junction) and  Market Harborough (5.5 miles - 7.7 km - no locks - joins at Foxton Junction).'

See also

Leicester Line Canal Walk [LDWA]

JTrails - Brackley
Overview

'Brackley is a very small market town, in rural Northamptonshire, on the main road between Northampton and Oxford. Until after the War, the town was little larger than a large village, with a market place and 2 - 3,000 residents ...'

JTrails - Northampton
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'One of the leading medieval communities in England, Northampton's Jews were given the boot in 1290. However, seven centuries later they would return to give the boot to Northampton.'

Knightley Way
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Visits Foxley, Farthingstone and Fawsley Park to end in Greens Norton at the northern terminus of the Grafton Way. Much of the route passes through attractive countryside formerly owned by the Knightley Family of Fawsley Hall.'

Lyveden Way
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'A beautiful walk from Brigstock, through Wadenhoe, incorporating the historic Lyveden New Bield.'

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

Nene Way
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Long distance recreational route which follows the River Nene for some 70 miles through Northamptonshire.'

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

Northampton Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Whether you are a visitor to Northampton, or indeed a resident or live nearby, you may be surprised at the many fascinating glimpses of Old Northampton, which remain and can be enjoyed ... '

Description from

Northampton Borough Council

Northamptonshire Round Walk
Distance (miles)50
Overview

Countryside walks around the town of Northampton.

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

Peterborough Local Walking Guide
Overview

'This guide shows the locations of six individual circular walks within the Peterborough City boundaries and gives factual information about how to prepare for walking and its health benefits ...'

Swan's Way
Distance (miles)65
Overview

'Long distance bridle route runs from Salcey Forest in the north to Goring-on-Thames in the south.'

Description from

National Trails

Top Lodge Fineshade Wood Trails
Size (acreage)775
Overview

'Whether you're looking for an easy-going trail for all abilities, to explore the local history, or for a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife, we've got a trail for you.'

Description from

Forestry England

Wollaston Heritage Walk
Overview

'In AD 2000, as part of their millennium celebrations, Wollaston Parish Council erected ten Green Plaques around the village, each identifying a location of historical interest. More have been added each year, both by the Parish Council and the Wollaston Heritage Society. This walk around these Green Plaques traces Wollaston's heritage from its early beginning to the present day.'

Description from

Wollaston Parish Council

Woodnewton Circular Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk is about 6¼ miles long and is rated as comparatively easy. There are a few lengthy ascents (none of them steep) and it should present few problems no matter what the prevailing weather.' ALERT Changed original Link but retained original description.

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