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2019


July



Sunday 7th
National Walk
Edge Hill Tim                      
Wednesday 10th
Evening Walk Northampton
Jayne
Fri 12th - Mon 15th Weekend Away
Brecon Beacons
Belinda & Tim
Sunday 21st
National Walk
Sandy Gavin                                 

Wednesday 24th
Evening Walk
Far Cotton
Andy         
July
(Continued)


Sunday 28th
Circular Walk Collingtree
Kev




August



Sunday 18th National Walk Market Harborough Rachel                   
Wednesday 21st
Evening Walk
(Sunset @ 8.15pm)
Leader Required
Sunday 25th
Bank Holiday Weekend
Possible Walk
Leader                               
   

September



Sunday 1st
National Walk Cannock Chase Belinda & Tim
Sunday 8th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 15th
Walk
Leader Required 
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd
Walks,Carvery & Beer
Leicester Weekend
Rachel
Sunday 29th
Walk
Leader Required                               
October



Sunday 6th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 13th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 20th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 27th
Walk
Leader Required

November



Fri 1st - Sun 3rd
Weekend Away
Mendip Hills
Kev
Sunday 10th
Walk
Leader required
Sunday 17th
Walk
Leader Required
                                           
Sunday 24th
Walk
Leader Required

December



Sunday 1st
Area AGM
Two Walks
Details to follow






                                                                                            2019
July
Sunday 7th
Sunday 7 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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Wednesday 10th
Wednesday 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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Fri 12th -
Mon 15th

See weekends away page.


Sunday 21st

Sunday 21 July, 10 mile circular walk from Sandy, Bedfordshire, walk leader Gavin

Please 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 is recommended.

This 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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Wednesday 24th

Wednesday 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 parks.

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Sunday 28th
Sunday 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

Sunday 18th
Sunday 18 August, circular walk, 11 miles from Market Harborough, walk leader Rachel

Meet at 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!).

From the 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.

The walk is approximately 11 miles.

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September

Sunday 1st
Sunday 1 September, 10 mile walk, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, walk leaders Belinda and Tim

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 SK004153.

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 Hednesford.

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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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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