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2019


February
Sunday 3rd
Circular Walk
Yardley Gobion
Kev
Fri 8th - Sun 10th Weekend Away
Cotswolds
Mel & Chris
Sunday 17th
Circular Walk
Woburn Gavin                                   



March
Sunday 3rd
Local Walk
Lamport Tim                             
Fri 15th - Sun 17th
Weekend Away
Forest of Dean
Jayne
Sunday 24th
Walk
Dave

                                             

April
Sunday 7th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 14th
Three Shires Way
Part ii
John
Sunday 28th
Walk
Leader Required





May
Wednesday 1st
Evening Walk
Leader Required
Fri 3rd pm - Mon 6th
Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 10th -Sun 12th
Waendal Walking Festival
tbc
Wednesday 15th
Evening Walk
Leader Required


May
(Continued)
Sunday 19th May
Walk
Leader Required
Fri 24th pm - Mon 27th
Bank Holiday Weekend 






June



Sunday 2nd
Walk
Leader required
Wednesday 5th
Evening Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 9th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 16th
Walk
Leader Required
Wednesday19th
Evening Walk
Leader Required                      
June
(Continued)


Sunday 23rd
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 30th
Walk
Leader Required
                               



July





Weekend Away
Brecon Beacons
Fri 12th - Mon 15th
Belinda & Tim




                                                                                            2019
February
Sunday 3rd
Sunday 3rd February, 9 mile circular walk, Yardley Gobion, walk leader Kev

Meet at Yardley Gobion at 10:30am. Please park considerately in the village and meet outside St Leonard's church (near Junction of High Street and Moorend Road, NN12 7UB). Please bring a packed lunch with you as there won’t be time to order food in the pub at lunchtime.

From the church we will walk through the village and head across the fields to Potterspury. We'll then pass through Furtho and over the A508 towards Cosgrove. At Cosgrove we'll follow the towpath along to the Navigation pub where we can stop for a drink and eat our lunch nearby. We'll finish the walk by continuing along the footpath past the old wharf and marina, crossing back over the A508 and coming back into Yardley Gobion from Moor End. The walk is nearly 9 miles in total.

pin <- Google pin of start of walk

Fri 8th - Sun 10th
Fri 8th - Sun 10th Weekend Away, Cotswolds, Mel & Chris

See our weekends away page for full details
Sunday 17th
Sunday 17 February, Woburn, 9 mile circular walk, walk leader Gavin

A 9 mile walk through beautiful countryside, with views of Woburn Abbey and Deer Park (plus views of other animals on the outskirts of the Safari Park). The walk starts at 10.30am in Woburn Market Place (on the corner of Leighton Road and George Street) in the centre of the village (grid ref. SP 949 331). There’s a free car park available nearby on Park Street, opposite Church of St Mary.

Please bring a packed lunch with you, there’s no pub stop at lunch time and there isn’t an opportunity to buy lunch en route. There may be an option to visit a tea room or pub at the end of the walk on our return to Woburn.

pin <- Google pin for the car park
March
Sunday 3rd
Sunday 3rd March, 9 mile walk from Lamport, walk leader Tim

This is a walk of 9 miles starting from the village of Lamport at 10:30am. Please park considerately and meet in front of the church on High Street. This is a circular walk, so please bring a packed lunch with you.

We will walk out of the village heading to Shortwood House, then to the old village of Faxton. From here we will take mostly field footpaths with a small stretch of road through to Old. After eating our lunch in the village, we’ll head to the White Horse pub for a drink. In the afternoon we’ll head back to Lamport via Scaldwell village.

The walk may be muddy in places.

pin <- Google pin of walk start





April




Sunday 14th

Sunday 14 April, Three Shires Way, part 2. 9.5 mile circular walk, walk leader John

At the end of last year we decided to walk the length of the Three Shires Way long distance footpath in stages. This is part 2 of the walk (Part 1 was a circular walk around Grafham Water in November last year).

Meet outside the Grafham Water Visitor Centre at 10.30am ready to walk (Marlow Car Park, Grafham, Huntingdon PE28 0BH). There is a car parking charge of £3.50.

From the car park we’ll head to Grafham village then on to Easton. We’ll stop for lunch in Spaldwick. After a drink in the pub there, we will head back a different route through the same villages.

pin <- Google pin of car park



Here's some information on leading a walk

Reporting issues with paths phone 03001261000 or web link  Report issues with paths

*New short walks link added below November 2018*

Northants short walks web link

Bedfordshire Walks Ideas

The basics
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 know. 
 
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 walk.
 
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 your route... 
 
More public transport walks please!

Finally, it would be really great to see more 'public transport' walks – either getting the bus or train in both directions, or a linear walk between two places.

Please use the email on our contact page.

Old Walks

 

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