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2019


June



Sunday 2nd
Circular Walk
Weston Underwood Peter
Wednesday 5th
Evening Walk
Moulton
Charlotte
Saturday 8th
Farthingstone
Foot Fest
Event
Sunday 16th
Short Walk
Northampton Jayne             
Wednesday 19th
Evening Walk
West Hunsbury
Kev                                      
June
(Continued)


Saturday 29th
Group AGM & BBQ John & Tracey
Sunday 30th
Linear Walk
Part iii Three Shires Way John                     



July



Wednesday 3rd
Evening Walk
Leader Required                        
Sunday 7th
Circular Walk
Market Harborough
Rachel
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
Walk
Belinda          
Wednesday 21st
Evening Walk
(Sunset @ 8.15pm)
Leader Required
Sunday 25th
Bank Holiday Weekend
Possible Walk
Leader                               
   

September



Sunday 1st
Walk
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
June
Sunday 2nd
Sunday 2 June, 12 mile circular walk from Weston Underwood, walk leader Peter

Starting point will be the Cowper’s Oak pub on the High Street of the picturesque village of Weston Underwood at 10.30am. Please park considerately around the the village.

We will walk about 6 miles into Yardley Hastings where we can stop for lunch near the Red Lion pub. (Please bring lunch with you as there won't be time to order any food in the pub). We will then head through the northern part of Yardley past a few of it's slightly bigger houses and out towards Ravenstone before heading back to Weston Underwood. The walk is approximately 12 miles.

Maybe stop for a drink at the Cowper’s Oak before heading home.

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Wednesday 5th
Wednesday 5 June, evening walk, 3.5 miles from Moulton, walk leader Charlotte

Please meet in front of Moulton Parish Church, just up from the Artichoke Pub, for a 7.30 start. There is lots of parking in different places around the village but not much around the church itself, which is part of a one way system and surrounded by lots of double yellow lines. You may need to allow a little extra time to walk to the start of the walk and car sharing, were possible would help. (I’ve chosen the church as the starting point because it’s central and wherever you park in the village it should be easy to find.)

The walk of approximately 3.5 miles will take us through the village, out towards Pitsford. We’ll then cross fields to head back into Moulton. Obviously, there’s the chance to have a drink in the pub afterwards...

There is some walking along the road and a couple of stiles, one of them a double.

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Saturday 8th

Saturday 8 June, Farthingstone Foot Fest, options of 26,15,13 or 11 mile walks

The Hadleys have found details of a walking festival in Farthingstone, that we intend to do instead of our usual Sunday walk this weekend.

There are options to do either 26, 15 or 11 mile walks. There is an entree fee of Ł17.50 in advance for the 26 mile walk or Ł14.00 in advance for the shorter distances. The fee includes refreshments en route and at the end. More information is available here: http://www.farthingstone.org.uk/village_hall/FFF%202019v2.pdf .

Please let us know if you’re interested in doing this walk, and which distance, so we can co-ordinate people so they can walk together.

Sunday 16th
Sunday 16th June (Fathers Day), 5.5 mile morning walk, Northampton, walk leader Jayne

This Sunday we’re offering a shorter walk as it is Fathers day, so people can still walk and see their families if they want to.

Please meet in the car park by the Sixfields Tavern (Hungry Horse) pub ready to walk at 10.30am. The walk takes us through Duston into Berrywood. Then back round the edge of Upton into Upton Country Park then back to the car park. The distance is approx 5.5 miles.

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Wednesday 19th
Wednesday 19 June, evening walk, approx 4 miles from West Hunsbury, walk leader Kev

Please meet in the Hunsbury Hill Country Park car park, off Hunsbury Hill Road ready to start walking at 7.30pm (Grid Reference SP734584, nearest postcode NN4 9UF). From here we will walk through the country park and then through West Hunsbury, through another park and out towards the crematorium. We will pass under the motorway, across the dual carriageway and join the canal towpath. We'll then head north along the towpath until we cut through West Hunsbury back to the car park.

There is no pub on the doorstep, so for those that fancy a drink afterwards we will head across to Woody's Bar & Restauarant which has recently opened up next to Tesco in East Hunsbury (less than 1 mile away).

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Saturday 29th
Group AGM and BBQ to be hosted by John & Tracey
Sunday 30th

Sunday 30 June, LINEAR walk, 9.5 miles, Three Shires way, walk leader John

This is the third of a series of walks covering the long distance footpath the Three Shires Way. As we’re walking along the path in one direction (ie a ‘linear walk’) we plan to leave cars at either end to make it work. Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Please meet at The Chequers pub, High Street in Yelden ( now closed) 10.30am. This is the END of the walk. From Yelden we’ll transfer in as few as cars as possible to the beginning of the walk at Spaldwick.

This section of the Three Shires way passes through Covington, Lower Dean, Shelton and finishing back at Yelden.

At the end of the walk, we’ll need people to give lifts back to Spaldwick to pick up the rest of the cars.

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July





Sunday 7th
Sunday 7 July, 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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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








Here's some information on leading a walk

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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.

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