The ‘Needs to Know’
Distance: 4.55 miles (7.64km)
Time to walk: As long as you want to make it
Difficulty: Flat & all on hard surfaces
Parking: Carefully on the road in Flore
Public toilets: None
Map of the route: Tina says that this is either a ‘dog leg’ or a ‘wonky toasting fork’
1. I stepped out of my door & set off along Kings Lane, Flore, towards the High Street.
2. I then turned left on to the High Street (once the busy A45, but no longer as the bypass is open). This is home to the Flore Commonwealth Flag Project. There is info about this on the wall of the Millennium Hall. Also, the site of our war memorial.
3. Quick stop at our local refill shop called Re, (behind the Flore post office and stores) for a takeaway coffee (during pandemic you need your own cup)
4. Then crossed over the High Street and set off along Brockhall Road. Over the new A45 (Flore bypass) and out in to the open countryside.
5. Approached the gate house, which leads to Flore Fields. The road takes a sharp left here.
6. I remained in open countryside for a mile or so, with a view of Flore Fields in the distance across the Countryside. Flore Fields is a large property, once the home of Major General John Charles Campbell, VC, DSO & Bar. MC (10th January 1894-26th February 1942)
7. Then into the tree-lined approach to Brockhall
8. Brockhall is teeny, gated, estate village with a church, very few houses, the beautiful Brockhall estate, a row of chocolate-box cottages & a post box
9. I enjoyed a sit down outside the church, then reversed the route to go home. (As you leave Brockhall, look for the footpath signs if you want to loop around to Weedon Bec)
10. There are far reaching views across the countryside
So that’s Tina’s lovely short walk from here doorstep between two of Northamptonshire’s villages. Thank you for sharing Tina &…