Walks in Northamptonshire

18 Responses to Walks in Northamptonshire

  1. Chris Archer says:

    I am interested in joining a walking group.

  2. Frank says:

    Hi

    Great site – but would you consider taking no. 1 the Castle Ashby route off the list? The paths are getting destroyed by the volume of walkers. The farmer near Whiston has had to put barriers up as too many people are walking over his crops.

    • Dear Frank
      Thank you for getting in touch & sharing your concerns with me & I respect your point of view & that of the farmer.

      I’m sorry to hear that Castle Ashby is attracting so many visitors at this time of year which is causing the farmer to have to put up barriers.

      The walk that is on the website is a public one that is in several Northamptonshire walking books. Indeed that walk has been highly publicised by The Falcon, who have placed new signs all along it & have been promoting it.

      Throughout this lockdown I have been strongly encouraging members to follow the Government’s rules & to “Stay Local” message. I have encouraged my group members to “Walk from their Doorsteps” & not travel to walk. I have done this on this website, our Facebook & Twitter Groups, on BBC Television, several times on BBC Northampton & in several other articles I have been asked to contribute to.

      I always encourage our members to post where they have been walking &, I can say, that during this latest lockdown, I cannot recall when someone has posted they have done the Castle Ashby walk.

      If the farmer is concerned that people are travelling to Castle Ashby to walk, then I’d recommend they take registration numbers & report the cars to the police. In the meantime I’m happy to put a post on our Facebook group informing them of the issue, but I really don’t think it’s our members.

      Best wishes
      David

  3. Janet dobie says:

    Looking for easy walks around daventry ( just to start with ) not country park or borough hill ( too many dogs ) something visual would be nice but not essential many thanks

  4. Pam says:

    Walk 82 rothersthorpe
    Your information as below heading towards cottage by canal no footpath that way as far as I know never as been and you can no longer get over new fence to cross the canal on lock gate

    Now try & work out which direction the marker is pointing. We need to reach the canal which is straight ahead keeping the wood in the picture above on your right, but as the post seem to be pointing to the right of it we headed up that hill – Wrong!

    Whilst they’re very impressive trees, stick with your first thoughts & walk towards the lock cottage in the distance…

    If you head across field on very marked footpath this does head towards canal

  5. Paul says:

    i really think this walk in northamptonshire is a very good idea and folk who do it are keeping them selfs really fit goood on them.

  6. currentlyreads says:

    Hi there,

    We have recently discovered your site and decided our first walk would be No.4 Long Buckby Circular. It was 2 miles and my 4 year old son loved every minute. The guidance was so easy to follow and the walk was beautiful. Thanks so much!

  7. currentlyreads says:

    I would really appreciate suggestions of where we could take our four year old. He loves being outdoors and I think 2 miles is the ideal distance for him at present. With the weather becoming warmer it would be great to explore new places. Would like to avoid cows as I am not keen! Thanks so much. Katie.

    • Hiya. You have lots of places to choose from. A great one would be at Rushden Lakes (Walk 113) which is full of wonderful carved animals fro him to spot. Any of our woods are excellent, so Salcey, Harlestone, Badby. Or why not take him for a paddle in the mill pond at Wadenhoe (Walk 31) 🙂

  8. currentlyreads says:

    These are all great suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to respond. We have been to Salcey and really enjoy our time there. Will look forward to checking out the new walks. Thanks!

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