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2018                
                                 
                                        
August



Wednesday 1st
Evening Walk
Wooton
Jayne
Sunday 19th
Breakfast Walk
Market Harborough
Jayne
Wednesday 22nd
Evening Walk
Harlestone Firs
Mel, Albert & Charlie            
                                     
September
Sunday 2nd
Figure Of 8 Walk
Milton Keynes
Belinda                                             
Sunday 9th
Cavery Walk
Tilton
Rachel
Sunday 23rd
National Walk
Richmond Park London Belinda                                     

October
Sunday 7th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 14th
Walk
Leader Required
                               
Sunday 21st
National Walk
Bradgate Park
Rachel
Sunday 28th
Walk
Leader Required             
                                                       
Wednesday 31st
Halloween Walk
Andy H
November



Sunday 4th
Walk
Leader Required
Fri 9th - Sun 11th        
Weekend Away
Ray                                             
Details to follow          
Sunday 18 November
Islip
Area AGM walks

Sunday 25th
Walk
Leader Required
 
                                      
December


Sunday 2nd
Panto Themed Walk
Kev
Sunday 9th
Walk
Leader Required
                                        
Sunday 16th
Walk
Led by Santa !                                                   
25th xmas
                                      


                                                                                                              

2019


January
Sunday 6th
New Members Walk
Figure Of 8 Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 13th
Walk
(Ideally a figure of 8)
Leader Required
Sunday 20th
Walk
(Ideally a figure of 8)
Leader Required
Sunday 27th
Walk
Leader Required


February
Sunday 3rd
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 10th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 17th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 24th
Walk
Leader Required


March
Sunday 3rd
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 10th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 17th
Walk
Optional St.Patrick's Theme
Leader Required
Sunday 24th
Walk
Leader Required


April
Sunday 7th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 14th
Walk
Leader Required
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




August
Wednesday 1st
Wednesday 1 August, 4-4.5 mile evening walk, Wooton, walk leader, Jayne

Meet at the front of the Yeoman pub at 31 High Street in Wootton for 7.30pm. The walk will be around Wootton, Hardingstone and the surrounding area. We should be back at the pub for around 9pm. It will be a 4 - 4.5 mile walk depending on how we do for time.

pin <- Google pin of start
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)
Wednesday 22nd
Wednesday 22 August, approx 3.5 mile evening walk, Harlestone Firs, Northampton walk leaders Albert and Charlie

Please meet in the roadside car park outside Harlestone Heath Garden Centre, on Harlestone Road, Northampton for a 7:30pm start. Postcode for the garden centre is NN5 6UJ, but you shouldn't need to park in the centre car park as there is a big area for parking just outside, free of charge.

We'll head through the Firs to the golf course the other side, crossing the railway a couple of times, as this is the focal point of the walk - we're very much hoping to see several trains go past to entertain Albert (and Ian!). We'll aim to be back by 8:30pm as sunset is 8:14pm, at which point we'll head to the Fox & Hounds pub nearby for post-walk refreshment.

pin <- Google pin of start

September
Sunday 2nd
Sunday 2 September, 9.5 mile figure of 8 walk, Milton Keynes, Walk leader: Belinda

This is a 9.5mile walk visiting the two lakes of Milton Keynes. Its a figure of 8 walk, meaning that we will return to the cars at lunchtime, allowing you to walk only the morning, only the afternoon or all day. The morning walk is on hard paths, suitable to push young children in buggies.

If you are walking all day, please bring a packed lunch with you as there won't be time to order food in the pub at lunch time.

The morning loop will start at 10.30am from the Ouzel Valley car park north of Woughton on the Green (on Newport Road, see map below). It is an approximately 4.5 mile walk which is buggy-friendly. We will walk along the river Ouzel, past some mediaeval fish ponds (now dried up!) up to Willen Lake. After circuiting the lake, its a short walk through a residential area back to the cars.

For those walking all day, we will eat our sandwiches on the picnic tables near the car park then walk up to the Olde Swan pub in Woughton on the Green for a drink. The afternoon loop will start from the pub.

The afternoon loop is a 5 mile walk starting from the Olde Swan pub in Woughton on the Green at approximately 1pm. (The pub is on the junction of Newport Road and The Green). There is ample on-road parking on the road between the pub and the car park. From Woughton on the Green we will walk across open fields until reaching the Grand Union Canal. We will walk south along the canal to Simpson, and from there cut across to Caldecotte Lake. The towpath maybe muddy in places. We will walk a loop around the pretty northern part of the lake before heading back up the river to the car park. (The section from Simpson onwards is also buggy friendly, but the section along the canal is not!).

pin <- Google pin of morning starting place

pin <- Google pin of afternoon starting place

Sunday 9th
Sunday 9 September, 7.5 mile walk and carvery lunch, from Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire, walk leader Rachel

The walk is 7.5 mile circular from Tilton-on-the-Hill, which as a fun fact is the highest village in Leicestershire at 215m. There are views of the John O'Gaunt viaduct which spans 230m with 14 arches at a height of 60m!

The walk starts at the old Rose & Crown pub in Tilton but this is now apparently permanently closed so I am unsure if there is a sign! The post code of the pub was LE7 9LB. 

From Northampton if people turn right off the main road near the village hall and park around there we should all meet up easily enough, the village is small! If the pub carpark is not blocked off we should be good to park there with it being closed.

We head across rolling hills to Twyford then a short hop through the village and back up towards Lowesby Hall, there is one busy road to cross and a small amount of walking on a quiet road but mostly the route is across fields.

The pub we will be eating at is the Golden Fleece at South Croxton, it is a carvery and is £14, there are other menu items available but the carvery is amazing! South Croxton is less than 10 min drive from Tilton once we get back to the cars.

 A table has been booked for 2:30 so please can people confirm if they want a place by Tuesday 4th Sept either via info@letsgetreadytoramble.org.uk or direct to Rachel if you have her details.

pin <- Google pin of start

Sunday 23rd



October



November
Sunday 18th
Sunday 18 November, Islip, Area AGM walks

There will be 2 walks from the Islip Village Hall - one starting at 9:30 which is 9 miles and the shorter walk will start at 11:00 - this is 5 miles in length. The Area AGM will start at 2pm in the village hall. If you are staying for the AGM please bring your lunch with you and tea and coffee will be available from 1.30pm.


December




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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