Background & route

Having done the Northamptonshire Round for our 50th Northamptonshire Walk, we wanted to do something different for the 100th

The 70 mile Northamptonshire section of the Nene Way was the obvious choice starting in the west near the village of Badby & ending in Wansford as the river passes into Cambridgeshire. It follows the path of the river which is the 10th longest river in the UK

The river’s most westerly source can be found on the eastern slope of Arbury Hill & in pools between Arbury Hill & Sharmans Hill where three tributaries converge at Dodford Mill. The two northern streams flow through the villages of Badby & Newnham to the convergence, whilst the southerly stream runs through Fawsley Park and through the village of Everdon before the convergence

The route is traditionally done in 5 stages…

Stage 1: Badby – Kislingbury

Stage 2: Kislingbury – Cogenhoe

Stage 3: Cogenhoe – Irtlingborough

Stage 4: Irthlingborough – Barnwell

Stage 5: Barnwell – Wansford

Click on each of the sub headings to see how we got on

Let’s Walk!