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2018                
                                 
                                        
June
Saturday 2nd
Walkabout Festival
Stoke Bruerne
Ramblers
Wednesday 6th
Evening Walk
Rushden Lakes Tracey                                  
   
Sunday 17th
National Walk
Olney Tea Shop
Charlotte
Wednesday 20th
Evening Walk
Grafton Regis
Charlotte
Sunday 24th
Circular Walk
Badby
Belinda & Tim
June
(Continued)


Saturday 30th
Group AGM
John H & Tracey



July
Sunday 1st
Post AGM Walk
Yeldon
John H                      
Wednesday 4th
Evening Walk
Stanwick
John H
Saturday 7th
National Walk
Ashridge Estate 17miles - Aimee 
Sunday 15th
Walk
Dave                                 
Wednesday 18th
Evening Walk
Leader Required
July
(Continued)


Sunday 22nd
Walk                                
Leader Required
                              




August



Wednesday 1st
Evening Walk
Wooton
Jayne
Sunday 19th
Breakfast Walk
Market Harborough
Jayne
Wednesday 22nd
Sunset @ 8.15pm
Possible Walk?
Leader Required                     
Sunday 26th
Bank Holiday Weekend

                                     
September
Sunday 2nd
Walk
Leader Required

September 9th
National Walk & Carvery
Tilton
Rachel
Sunday 16th
Walk
Kev                                      
Sunday 23rd
Walk
Leader Required

October
Sunday 7th
Walk
Leader Required

Sunday 14th
National Walk
Bradgate Park
Rachel
Sunday 21st
Walk
Leader Required

Sunday 28th
Walk
Leader Required


November



Sunday 4th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 11th
Walk
Leader required          

Sunday 18th
Walk
Leader Required

Sunday 25th
Walk
Leader Required
 
                                      
December

*Seasonal
Greetings *
Sunday 2nd
Panto Themed Walk
Kev

Sunday 9th
Walk
Leader Required
                                          
Sunday 16th
Walk
Leader Required
                                           
25th xmas
                                        

June
Sunday 2nd
Saturday 2 June, Walkabout Festival, Stoke Bruerne

Co-organised by the Northants Ramblers group (a different group to ours!), there are a range of events taking place all day. Please come along and support the event.

Car parking is available in the Canal Museum car park, or the car park at the top of the village near the church.

4pm boat ride and walk – advance booking required

Members of the group are involved in the 4pm boat ride from Stoke Bruerne to the end of the Blisworth tunnel and walk back. We estimate that the walk is approx 2-3 miles. Its a free event, but you do need to book your place on the boat in advance.                   

Booking is available online

On the day you need to show your online booking details at the Ramblers gazebo in Stoke Bruerne, to get a wristband to board the boat. The boat leaves the Boat Inn pub at 4pm. Estimated time for the boat ride and walk back is 2.5 hours.

Theatre ‘Idle women of the wartime waterways’, 7.00pm, Stoke Bruerne Village Hall

As part of the Walkabout festival, there’s evening entertainment by the Alaram Theatre. Tickets are £8 plus a £1.21 booking fee per transaction. The tickets need to be bought in advance online. More information about the theatre company is available on their website.

pin <- Google pin of Canal museum car park (Chapel Lane)

pin <- Google pin of church car park (Shutlanger Road)


poster

Wednesday 6th
Wednesday 6 June, walk leader John, evening walk from Rushden Lakes, wetland visitor centre.

Evening walk of just under 3 miles starting at the Nene Wetland Visitor Centre at Rushden Lakes at 7.30pm.  We will walk along the lakes and meadows trail which will take in part of the sculpture trail and also some of the lakes around the site.

Once we get back to Rushden Lakes there will be the option to take a stroll over the footbridge for a drink in the Needle & Awl pub if anyone fancies a pint.

pin <- Google pin of visitor centre

Sunday 17th
Sunday 17 June, Tea Shop Walk, 7 miles, walk leader Charlotte

I confess...I’ve planned this walk around coffee and cake and added a possible pub stop for good measure! Meet at 10.30am near the Market Place car park in the centre of Olney, after parking along Olney High Street, or the car parks on East Street.

The first part of the walk is roughly 3 miles and will take us out of Olney to Emberton Country Park. After heading through fields to Emberton Village, we’ll return to the Country Park where we will stop for coffee and/or ice-cream (advertised as homemade).

Next we’ll head across fields to Clifton Reynes, with the option to stop at the pub before heading back to Olney. This part of the walk is approximately 4 miles. Once back in Olney (around 2/2.30pm) it would only be proper to visit one of the tea shops. I’ve arranged for us to visit J&B Sweet Cafe.

Please carry on reading..

Parking: Although we are meeting at the Market Place, you will be unable to park there due to the time restrictions

Advance notice required to be guaranteed cake: The lovely people at the cafe in Olney have kindly said that they will make sure that there is enough cake for us, if I give them a rough idea of numbers. So please let me know by Monday 4 June if you are planning to stay for cake after the walk. You can email me directly if you have my email address or use our email.

No lunch stop - as the walk gets back to Olney quite early and we have a mid morning stop, I haven’t planned a lunch stop. I’d recommend bringing sandwiches and eating them between stops!

pin <- Google pin of start

Wednesday 20th
Wednesday 20 June, 4 mile evening walk from Grafton Regis, walk leader Charlotte

Meet near the White Hart pub on Northampton Road in Grafton Regis for a 7.30pm start, after parking considerately around the village. The walk of just under 4 miles will take us through fields to the village of Alderton and then back again.

Annoyingly, the White Hart pub closes at 9.30 (what kind of pub is that?!) so anyone wishing to have drink after the walk will need to drive 5mins to The Old Crown in Ashton. Sorry!

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Sunday 24th
Sunday 24 June, 10 mile circular walk from Badby, Tim and Belinda walk leaders

Meet on Chapel Hill outside the church at Badby at 10.30am after parking considerately around the village. We’ll start off walking along the Knightley Way towards Preston Capes, with lovely views over the Fawsley Estate. From Preston Capes we’ll head across the fields to Everdon. We’ll find somewhere to eat our sandwiches between Preston Capes and Everton, before visiting the pub at Everdon for a drink.

In the afternoon, we’ll walk along the Nene Valley way back to Badby via the pretty village of Newnham.

(Please note the morning half of the walk is longer than the afternoon).

pin <- Google pin of start

Saturday 30th
Saturday 30th June, AGM and BBQ – John & Tracey’s house Rushden

The date of the AGM of the Northants 20s to 40s walking group has been set for the evening of Saturday 30th June.

The plan is to have a BBQ at John & Tracey’s house in Rushden. The following day John will lead a walk from the Rushden area and will start at the later than usual time of 11am.

The AGMs are usually very informal, with the business part of the group kept to a minimum. It is your chance to have your say about the group, how it is run and volunteer to help run it, as well as a great social event – remembering some of the walks and weekends we've enjoyed over the year. Prizes will be awarded for best walk, best social and best weekend away.

The details:
Everyone in the group is welcome to come along to the BBQ, please reply to this email if you'd like to come along, or contact John or Tracey directly if you have their contact details. People are welcome to arrive from 6pm. John & Tracey will provide things like bread rolls, sauces and salad. We will ask those coming along to bring along their own food to cook or co-ordinate who is bringing what!

If you would like to stay over, then there is a spare bed, some floor space and even space in the garden for a couple of tents, again please let us know if you're interested.

See 1st July for the post AGM walk

John & Tracey
July
Sunday 1st
Sunday1 July, 8.5 mile circular walk from Yeldon, walk leader John H

Meet outside the Chequers pub on the High Street Yeldon at the later than usual time of 11am (as is tradition for our post-AGM walk). We’ll be heading south west to Knotting and then across to the village of Riseley where we will stop for lunch and a pint in the Fox and Hounds ( https://www.foxandhoundsriseley.co.uk/ ). (According to wikipedia Riseley has an interesting history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riseley,_Bedfordshire ).

In the afternoon, we’ll head back Yeldon, via the village of Melchbourn.

pin <- Google pin of walk start
Wednesday 4th
Wednesday 4th July Evening 3 mile evening walk from Stanwick, walk leader John H

3 mile walk starting at 730
Outside Duke of Wellington pub,
Church St, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6PS
01933 622452

The walk heads out through the village then south west along a lane and across the fields back to Stanwick a drink at the pub.
Wikipedia for Stanwick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanwick%2C_Northamptonshire?wprov=sfla1

pin <- Google pin of walk start

August
Wednesday 1st


Sunday 19th
Sunday 19 August, 9.5 mile, Market Harbourough Breakfast Walk, walk leader Jayne

Meet at Market Harborough Indoor Market Cafe ( http://www.harboroughmarket.co.uk/directory/506/market-place-cafe/ ). Postcode LE16 9HB. There is a car park right next to it which at the time of the reccie was free on Sundays.

Meet at 9.45am if you would like to join us for brekkie (I've tried it and it's well worth it).

Otherwise meet at 10.30am to start walking. (Still meet in the cafe seating area in case we overrun on eating slightly).

The walk is 9.5 miles. We will walk from Market Harborough down the Brampton Valley way, through the tunnel. We will stop at Arthingworth for lunch (for those that haven't eaten too much breakfast!). If you think you would like lunch please bring sandwiches with you. If the pub is open there we’ll also stop for a quick drink. In the afternoon we’ll head back to Market Harborough on other footpaths (some may be a little overgrown).

pin <- Google pin of car park (behind the market)




Here's some information on leading a walk

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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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