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2019


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

                                             

April
Sunday 7th
National Walk Braybrooke
Kev
Sunday 14th
Three Shires Way
Part ii
John
Sunday 28th
Local Walk
Grendon
Chris B                         





May
Wednesday 1st
Evening Walk
Leader Required          
Fri 3rd pm - Mon 6th
Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 10th - Sun 12th
Waendal Walks Wellingborough                   
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 30th
Walk
Leader Required

                               



July





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




                                                                                            2019
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





Sunday 24th

Sunday 24th March, Great Linford, 9.5 mile circular walk, walk leader Dave.

A 9.5 mile walk starting near Great Linford, Milton Keynes. Meet at the Stanton Low car park, Newport Road, MK14 6SF (behind the ASDA supermarket). The walk will start at 10:30 from the car park. This is a circular walk with no lunchtime pub stop, so please bring a drink and a packed lunch with you, and be prepared to walk all day.

We will follow the Grand Union canal to Wolverton, crossing the Loughton Valley Linear Park, and on to the Ouse Valley Park and past the 1811 Iron Trunk Aquaduct to Cosgrove before turning back towards Old Haversham and through the Little Linford Lakes – passing past the remains of St Peter's Church and the manor ruins, dating back to 1150. From here we will walk back past the Black Horse pub, finally through the Stonepit field back to the carpark. After the walk Dave has offered to organise Sunday lunch at the at the nearby Black Horse pub at 4pm (“it’s very nice” !). If you would like Sunday lunch please let him know in advance so he can make a reservation. Please let him know directly if you have his contact details or by replying to the info@ email address, by Tuesday 19 March at the latest, thank you.

pin <- Google pin of car park


April
Sunday 7th
Sunday 7 April, 8.5 mile circular walk from Braybrooke, Leicestershire, walk leader Kev

This walk starts in the north of the county in the village of Braybrooke (near the Leicestershire border). Please park considerately in the village and meet outside the church on the corner of Harborough Rd and Newland St (LE16 8LW ).

The walk will head over the A6, past Dingley Wood into the village of Dingley. From there we will head through Little Bowden and on into Market Harborough. We will stop for a reasonable time in Market Harborough to allow time for you to eat your packed lunch, visit a coffee shop or pub or just mooch about. In the afternoon we will join the Brampton Valley Way, leaving after a while to cut across back towards Braybrooke. The walk is around 8.5 miles

pin <- Google pin of start

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

Sunday 28th
Sunday 28 April, 9 mile circular walk from Grendon, walk leader Chris B

Meet by the church in Grendon for a 10:30 start after parking considerately around the village.

The walk is a circular route of about 9 miles via Easton Maudit, Yardley Hastings and Castle Ashby. There will be a stop for eating packed lunches in Yardley Hastings, where we'll also visit the pub.

pin <- Google pin of start

May






Friday 10th -

Sunday 12th
Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May, Waendal Walking festival in Wellingborough

Its a group tradition that we take part in the Waendal Walk, there are lots of walks on offer as detailed on the Festival webpage:

http://www.wellingborough.gov.uk/info/100009/leisure_and_culture/1258/international_waendel_walk_2019

Generally there are takers for the longer walks – 16 or 26 miles (25 or 42km) on either the Saturday or the Sunday and also for the family-friendly shorter walks. All walks start at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough, and there is a registration fee payable – ( £5 online beforehand via The Castle website ( https://www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/castle-theatre ), or £7 on the day. (Please note if you’re booking online then you need to specify the distance in km and the type of route – choose the ‘field and track’ route. Online booking closes on 8 May).

Please let Belinda know directly, or via the info@ email address and she'll attempt to compile a list / put people in touch with each other about the distance they'd like to do and on which day(s).


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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