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2018                
                                 
                                        
October
October 7th
Figure of 8 Walk
Turvey
Peter
Sunday 14th
Circular Walk
Yardley Gobion
Kev                 
            
Sunday 21st
National Walk
Bradgate Park
Rachel
Wednesday 31st
Halloween Walk
Harlestone
Andy                                                    

November



Sunday 4th
Three Shires Way
Part i John                                               
Fri 9th - Sun 11th
Weekend Away
Howgill Fells
Ray                                    

Sunday 18 November
Islip
Area AGM walks


 
                                      
December


Sunday 2nd
Panto Themed Walk
Kev
Sunday 9th
National Walk
Stevington
Matt                                                   
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




October
Sunday 7th
Sunday 7 October, Figure of 8 walk from Turvey, approx 10.5 miles, walk leader Peter

Please meet outside Ye 3 Fishes pub (http://yethreefyshes.co.uk/ ), on the main road in Turvey at 10.30am (Bridge Street, MK43 8ER).

The pub has said we can park in the car park if we use the pub for refreshments. (The car park is 2nd turning on the right after you drive past the pub, entering the village from the Northampton direction).

The morning walk is approximately 6 miles. Bring sandwiches as there won't be time to order food at the pub. Those that want to just do the afternoon walk which will be approximately 4.5 miles, please be at the pub ready to walk by 1.30pm.

Both walks are part of the Turvey Trails and pass through Turvey Abbey Park. Most of the walking will be around field edges, with a little road walking. There is a very small amount along the side of the A428, so dogs will need to be on leads. There are a mixture of gates and styles throughout the walk. On the afternoon walk we may be lucky enough to see deer, and water buffalo near a disused railway line.

pin <- Google pin of pub car park
Sunday 14th

Sunday 14 October, 9 mile circular walk, Yardley Gobion, walk leader Kev

Meet at Yardley Gobion at 10:30am. Please park considerately in the village and meet outside St Leonard's church (near Junction of High Street and Moorend Road, NN12 7UB). Please bring a packed lunch with you as there won’t be time to order food in the pub at lunchtime.

From the church we will walk through the village and head across the fields to Potterspury. We'll then pass through Furtho and over the A508 towards Cosgrove. At Cosgrove we'll follow the towpath along to the Navigation pub where we can stop for a drink and eat our lunch nearby. We'll finish the walk by continuing along the footpath past the old wharf and marina, crossing back over the A508 and coming back into Yardley Gobion from Moor End. The walk is nearly 9 miles in total.

pin <- Google pin of start of walk


Sunday 21st

Sunday 21 October, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, 10.5 miles, walk leader Rachel

The walk will start from the main Bradgate Park car park in Newton Linford. There is a £4 parking charge. Please meet at the main entrance to the park at 10.30am. (There is a big signpost and gate, so hopefully it will be easy to spot). Please bring a packed lunch with you, as there won’t be an opportunity to buy lunch on our walk.

This walk of a little over ten miles has two climbs to it, one immediately from the start in Bradgate Country Park near Newtown Linford to the War Memorial and Old John Tower and the second at about halfway from Beacon Road to Beacon Hill. Both high points are good places to look over the vast plains of the county and its neighbours, especially those to the north and east. In between the climbing there is a good variety of walking including stretches through woodland, across open farmland and in all there are three country parks to enjoy.

We will eat our lunch on the picnic tables near Beacon Hill and we plan to stop at a pub in Woodhouse Eaves a short walk away from our lunch spot.


pin <- Google pin of car park

Wednesday 31st
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Wednesday 31 October, Hallowe’en evening walk, 3 miles, Harlestone, walk leaders Andy and Sarah

Meeting point: The car park of the Fox and Hounds pub, Lower Harlestone. (Please see meetup comments re parking)

Time: 7pm

Please feel free to come dressed in your most ghoulish Halloween outfit (or wear a witch’s hat)

If you go down to the woods today.. you’re sure of a big surprise… Come join us for a thrilling Halloween walk.. if you’re brave enough! Your gruesome walk leader (possibly from a Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will lure you from the car park of the Fox and Hounds of Lower Harlestone off the beaten track and into the woods.

Stop for a drink around the witches’ fire-pit in the heart of the woods. Then you will head off across the golf course, which used to be the site of Harlestone House, a place upon which Jane Austen based her novel Mansfield Park.

If you have survived thus far, your walk leader will entice you towards Upper Harlestone and the Dovecote, a round stone outbuilding. Four hundred years ago doves and pigeons used to gather there to eat and coo in the winter. Now bats have been sighted at this historic stone structure!

Finally you will traverse ye old graveyard of Lower Harlestone before collapsing with relief in the pub for a much-needed drink or two. Phew!

If you go down to the woods today...please bring a torch if you have one!

pin <- Google pin of start of walk                                                                                            
November
Sunday 4th

Sunday 4 November, Three Shires Way part 1, 12 mile circular walk, walk leader John

This is the start of a series of 4/5 walks to cover the Three Shires way starting at Grafham Water and finshing at Milton Keynes with a total distance of 49 miles.

The first part is a circular route around Grafham water, which is 12 miles. Please bring a packed lunch with you, as there won’t be time to order food at the pub at lunchtime.

Please meet outside the Grafham Water Visitor Centre at 10.30am (Marlow Car Park, Grafham, Huntingdon PE28 0BH). There is a car parking charge of £3.50.

We will walk clockwise along the northern shore of the reservoir. Towards lunchtime we’ll head away from shore to Staughton Green. Here we’ll find somewhere to eat our lunch before visiting the pub for a drink. In the afternoon we’ll head back to the shore continuing our circuit of the reservoir and back to the car park.

pin <- Google pin of start


Fri 9th -
Sun 11th

Summary of November weekend away, Howgill Fells, 9-11 November

Ray is organising a weekend away in November from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th in the Howgills Fells. These are a small range of fells to the East of the M6 (kind of ‘opposite’ the Southern Lake District and just North of the Yorkshire Dales). There will be options for different level walks to suit those going.

Its likely that we’ll be staying at a ‘barn’ accomodation. It has a mix of small bunk rooms and twin/doubles, and all mod cons (despite being called ‘barns’). Assuming full occupancy it would be £45-55 per person for 2 nights and £50-60 for 3 nights (a bit more if we had less than full occupancy).There is the option to stay for three nights, either staying Thursday or Sunday night respectively.

http://www.tarnoutdoor.co.uk/index.htm

Please contact us as soon as possible if you’re interested in coming along, by contacting us on the info@ email address or contacting Ray directly if you have his details.

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

Sunday 2nd


Sunday 9th

Sunday 9 December 2018, 10 mile circular from Stevington, Walk Leader Matt

Please meet at the crossroads in the centre of Stevington (the corner of Church Road and Park Road - see google pin). Please park considerately around the village. There is roadside parking on Silver Street and over the crossroads on Church Road.

The walk will take us from the south end of Silver Street where we will walk over fields and through occasional woodland towards Carlton. As we approach Carlton the route becomes a gravel track before hard surface as we go through the village and over the river Ouse into Odell.

By this point we'd have covered 6 miles and shall stop for lunch with the options of one of many benches by the lake in the country park or in the neighbouring pub the Bell, or some may wish to do both. The pub has a rear garden with tables and "walkers welcome" sign was positioned outside when I visited. Please bring a packed lunch as there will likely be a considerable wait time on food at the pub.

After lunch we continue back over the Ouse, across fields to Pavenham and finally skirting the banks of the river back to Stevington.

It's likely going to be muddy underfoot in many places, so boots are recommended.

pin <- Google pin of start


Sunday 16th


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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