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July, 11 mile walk, Edge Hill Battlefield,
Warwickshire, walk leader Tim
A walk of 11 miles starting at 10:30am from
the free National Trust car park (grid
reference SP371461) for Upton House and
Gardens near Banbury in Warwickshire.
The walk is on the edge of the Cotswolds and
follows Edge Hill escarpment with extensive
views across Warwickshire, through the woods
on the escarpment and through the
picturesque villages of Arlescote and
Warmington. We will stop at the pub at
Ratley for a quick drink, the inglenook
fireplace is reputedly haunted by a
Roundhead from the Battle of Edgehill.
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10 July, approx 5 mile, evening walk
Northampton, walk leader Jayne
Meeting in the car park of the Britannia pub
on the Bedford Road. Please use the roadside
parking nearby if you are not intending to
stay for a drink in the pub afterwards. Our
route will take us Post code is NN4 7AA.
The route is around the meadows towards
riverside. Then back through Little Houghton
and Great Houghton.
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21 July, 10 mile circular walk from
Sandy, Bedfordshire, walk leader Gavin
meet at the car park opposite the church
on High Street, Sandy ready to start
walking at 10.30am (postcode SG19 1AG or
grid reference TL173 492). The car park is
free, but may be busy so a prompt arrival
varied walk includes woodland, fields and
extensive views from the Greensand Ridge.
We’ll stop for a drink in the pub in
Everton at lunchtime. There won’t be time
to order food at the pub, so please bring
a packed lunch with you.
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24 July, evening walk, walk leader Andy
Meet at 7.30 outside the Pomfret Arms, 10
Cotton End in Northampton for a walk out
along the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union
Canal to Storton’s Pits Nature Reserve,
returning along the River Nene walk to the
pub, for a drink in the large beer garden.
Approx 4 to 4.5 miles.
Parking is available in the town centre car
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28th July, circular walk, approx 10 miles
from Collingtree, walk leader Kev
Please park considerately in the village and
meet outside the ‘Wooden Walls of Old
England’ pub on the High Street at 10.30am.
We will follow footpaths taking us through
Milton Malsor and Blisworth and then on to
Stoke Bruerne. At Stoke Bruerne we'll stop
to eat our packed lunches and maybe even
visit the Navigation or the Boat Inn for a
drink. Once refreshed, the route takes us
via various fields/paths, bridges etc...
back to Collingtree.
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August, circular walk, 11 miles from
Market Harborough, walk leader Rachel
10.30am at the Doddridge Road car park in
Market Harborough. The walk heads to the
Union Wharf canal basin and then follows
the canal to Foxton Locks. We will spend
about an hour at the locks to give people
time to explore, eat their packed lunch
and get a pint or an ice cream (or both!).
top of the locks we then head across
fields to Lubenham and back into Market
Harborough. This section is not very dog
friendly, as there are several double
stiles with no space for the dogs to get
under so there would be a lot of lifting.
is approximately 11 miles.
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September, 10 mile walk, Cannock Chase,
Staffordshire, walk leaders Belinda and
A 10 mile walk at Cannock Chase (smallest
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in
Britain) starting at 10:30am from the
Visitor Centre on Marquis Drive where there
is a cafe and toilets. The post code for sat
nav is WS12 4PW and the grid reference is
As it is further away from Northants, we’re
suggesting that people could car share if
they’d like to. Meeting at Upton Country
Park car park close to Sixfields,
Northampton. We’ll travel there in as few
cars as possible, passengers are requested
to offer a contribution towards the drivers’
fuel. Please arrive in time to leave the car
park at 9.15am.
Alternatively if you are meeting us at the
walk start the quickest way is to go via M1,
M6, M6 Toll getting off at T6 and going via
The walk will take us through the heathland
of Cannock Chase, along the Sherbrook valley
to the stepping stones. We will stop at the
Barley Mow pub at Milton for a drink and eat
our packed lunch.
After lunch we will walk through woodlands
via the Heart of England Way along a ridge
with nice views across the heather moors.
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Walk leaders have to members of the
Ramblers Association, being a member
means you are covered by our
insurance. We expect all walks to be
-'pre-walked' or 'reccied' before
leading the group of people out on a
walk. You will need to let Belinda
our walks secretary know the details
of your walk at least 6 weeks in
advance – so we can add it on to our
website. Ideally she needs to know
the approx location of the walk and
distance as soon as you can.
Joint walks and reccies
Walks can be jointly led – so if you
like the idea of leading a walk, but
are a bit nervous about the map
reading, the responsibility of
checking things out – please ask
someone who has been a member for a
while if they'd like to share a
walk. Again, if you're a confident
map reader, but you'd like some
company on the reccie, please let us
Deciding a route
Inspiration for walks can be found
in the Ramblers 'Walk' magazine,
walking books, plotting out a route
on the map – or checking our 'back
catalogue' of walks on the website.
Many of the local libraries stock
copies of ordinance survey maps
which you can take out on loan (and
sometimes walking books too). Again,
its always worth asking other people
if they've got the map of the area
you're interested in.
The walks can be within
Northamptonshire or surrounding
counties. Usually we suggest a 2
hour drive (from the car-sharing
point at Upton in Northampton) is
about the maximum distance people
will be willing to travel for a day
Local, national and evening walks
Local walks are classed as within
the boundaries of the county of
Northamptonshire, and national walks
outside the county. Its up to you
where you want to lead a walk, when
you've chosen the date. Its likely
that we'll flag walks further away
as 'national' walks so people notice
when planning to come along. In the
summer months we have extra walks,
twice a month on Wednesday evenings.
These start at 7.30 and aim to
finish around 9pm. If you're
volunteering for an evening walk,
please think about what time its
likely to get dark when planning
More public transport walks
would be really great to see more
'public transport' walks – either
getting the bus or train in both
directions, or a linear walk between
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