About Northamptonshire

logo“There a county near forgotten in the centre of this land…

A county that is often dismissed in a manner so off hand. It has no famous gorges, or massive scenic mound.

Just quiet green fields and woodland with a beauty so profound. A green and rolling landscape with gentle hills is all we share, but the leafy tree-lined country lanes have a quality so rare.

A reservoir to visit on a Sunday after tea…while the river Nene drifts slowly through on its journey to the sea. The villages the Nene flows past so picturesque and clean…their beauty’s such to be believed, they really must be seen.

Thore Waterville, Pilton, Wadenhoe to name but just a few. All villages steeped in history, if all their past we only knew.

They talk of Kent’s pure gardens and of cathedral’s ornate spires. But in my heart none can compare with Northamptonshire…Rose of all the Shires” (David Garrett, Kettering)

northamptonshire map

Northamptonshire begins less than 60 miles north of our capital, London, and its eastern edge lies 15 miles from Cambridge and it’s south western 16 miles from Oxford.

We that live here like to keep Northamptonshire secret….most people just pass through one of the most beautiful counties in England on the M1 without bothering to stay for a while…you don’t know what you’re missing and, whilst this site is chiefly about walking, it  would be wrong not to share what you can find.

Known as the county of ‘spires and squires’ it’s said that Northamptonshire has more stately homes that any other county and I’ve referenced several below. It’s still possible to step into the traditional rural lifestyle by seeing traditional stunning Northamptonshire villages or to experience the fast pace of the home of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Northamptonshire is also a county for sporting enthusiast, whether it be Northampton Saints; Grand Prix racing; Northamptonshire County Cricket; Northampton Town FC; Towcester Racecourse

Northamptonshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England with miles of walks across fields, country parks, canals and acres of ancient woodland – no wonder dogs love our county.

So initially here I’m going to page links to some of my favourite places from the around this stunning county & it will always be a ‘work in progress’. So please if you want me to add any of your please email, tweet or place on the Facebook page.

 

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