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2018


April



Wednesday 4th
Pub Meet
The Sun
Hardingstone
Fri 6th - Sun 8th
Weekend Away
Weymouth
Jayne
Sunday 15th
National Walk
Ouse Valley
Kev
Sunday 29th
Toby Cavery Walk
East Hunsbury Jayne                             

May



Wednesday 2nd
Evening Walk
Collingtree
James & Dougal
Sun 6th (and Or) Mon 7th
2 Days
Peak District
Belinda & Tim                  
Fri 11th - Sun 13th Waendal Walks
Organized Event Wellingborough                
Wednesday 16th
Evening Walk
& Comedy night     Ray        
Sunday 20th
Local Walk
Castle Ashby
Peter        
May
(Continued)


Fri 25 - Mon 28th
Weekend Away
North Yorkshire Moors
Dave




June



Saturday 2nd Ramblers Walk Festival
Stoke Bruerne Ramblers                           
Wednesday 6th
Evening Walk
Harrington
Aimee                                  
Sunday 10th
Circular Walk
King's Cliffe
Aimee
Sunday 17th
National Walk
Olney Tea Shop Walk Charlotte                             
Wednesday 20th
Evening Walk
Charlotte                          
June
(Continued)


Sunday 24th
Walk
Leader required     
Saturday 30th
Group AGM
John H & Tracey



July
Sunday 1st
Walk
John H                   

Wednesday 4th
Evening Walk
Tracey
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
Leader Required
Sunday 19th
Walk
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


April
Wednesday 4th
Wednesday 4 April – Pub Meet, The Sun, Hardingstone

Why not come and join us for a drink & catch up at our April pub meet which will be at The Sun in Hardingstone.

The pub meet will start from 7.30pm, please be aware that some of us may also eat at the pub should anyone want to join us.

The pub address is The Sun Inn, 9 High Street, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 7BT.
Fri 6th - Sun 8th

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April Weekend away Weymouth - Jayne

We are planning a walking trip to Weymouth for the 6th-8th April. We will be staying at at place in Weymouth called Bunkhouse Plus so have booked out the whole place.

See their website if you wish: 
                                     
http://www.bunkhouseplus.co.uk/

The vague plan for the weekend is to travel down on the Friday and meet at the Bunkhouse for a few drinks and maybe a wander around town. (Make own meal arrangements for Friday dinner).

We will do a decent length walk on the Saturday walking along the Jurassic coast.  I am then thinking we'll go for a nice meal out on Saturday night. Possibly followed by a few more drinks.
Sunday morning will be a walk local to Weymouth. Possibly around Portland. Then thinking a Sunday roast before heading home. Alternatively if people want we could look at an alternative longer walk.

The cost will be around £70 each plus food but this does depend on final numbers.

If you are interested in coming on this weekend please either contact me directly or use the email on our contacts page.

To secure your place I'm asking for a deposit of £20 by the end of February.

Thanks
Jayne

Sunday 15th

Sunday 15 April, Kev, Ouse Valley

The walk starts at The Ouse Valley Car Park on the Haversham Road (close to MK13 0AW) at 10.30am. The car park is free. This is a circular walk of around 9 miles. Please bring a packed lunch with you, as there will not be time to order food in the pub at lunchtime.

The plan is to walk up the Haversham Road and join the Midshires Way. We'll then head across to join the Grand Union Canal walk. Following the towpath to Old Wolverton we have 2 or 3 pub stop options (The Black Horse, The New Inn, The Galleon) so may decide on the day depending on the weather and progress. We’ll eat our lunch nearby before popping into the pub for a drink.

After that the towpath continues to Cosgrove from where we head across towards the railway and back round to the car park.Please note that we may need to be flexible with the route as there are occasional towpath closures planned, also that the route includes paths, roads, towpaths and open fields

The below information was added 9/4/18

Please drive to the start of the walk at the Ouse Valley car park. There 
is a possibility that the car park may be flooded. If so, either Kev 
(walk leader) or another member of the group will re-direct you to our 
alternative starting point in Haversham (at the mini roundabout at the 
junction of Brookfield and Wolverton Roads respectively)

I realise that there is the potential for this to cause some confusion, 
so I've worded it as carefully as I can! I hope its clear.

Kev and Tim and I will aim to get there in good time to manage the 
alternative plans if necessary!

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Sunday 29th
Sunday 29 April, East Hunsbury, 6.5 miles, walk leader, Jayne

Meet at the Toby Carvery East Hunsbury car park for 10.30am. The pub is on Blackymore Lane and the postcode NN4 0TG.

The walk will be 6 and a half miles through East Hunsbury to Milton Malsor and back through Collingtree.

After the walk there is then an option to stay and eat a carvery meal at the pub

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May
Wednesday 2nd
Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 3.8 mile circular walk, Collingtree, Walk Leader Dougal

Join me on a walk of just under 4 miles, as a first foray into the summer Wednesday evening walks.  Meet at the junction of High Street and Barn Corner, outside the Parish Church of Saint Columba, Collingtree, NN4 0PR for a 7.30pm start.

We will head down the footpath towards East Hunsbury, along the side of the golf course, across fields to Milton Malsor, where we will pass the church, down a quiet lane before crossing more fields and back towards Collingtree village.  The Wooden Walls of Olde England will be on our right, just before we finish (we will have to wipe our paws / take off our boots before going in).

Parking by the Church is limited, so you are best to park on the High Street / Lodge Avenue.  Don’t turn into Barn Corner as you wont be able to park.

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Sunday 6th
and/or
Monday 7th
Walking in the Peak District, Sunday 6 May and Monday 7 May. A slightly shorter weekend break, or two day-walks in the area, organised by Belinda and Tim.

On Sunday we are planning a walk to Stanage Edge, near Hathersage, driving up that morning. We'll be parking at the 'Suprise view' carpark, ready to walk at 10.30am. It will be a circular walk with a very approximate distance of 10 miles.

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On the Monday, our walk will start from the village of Biggin , again, starting at 10.30. Meet outside The Waterloo Inn. Please park considerately around the village. We'll be walking a circular route in Upper Dovedale, distance approximately 8 mile - exact route to be confirmed nearer the time (possibly on the day). We will however definitely be walking through the village of Hartington where we will stop for liquid refreshments.

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On Sunday night there's an option to stay overnight in Sheffield town centre - the Travel Lodge or Premier Inn have rooms for approximately £40 plus £10 for parking at the time of writing (early March). Please let Belinda know if you are interested in staying overnight ASAP, so we can get something booked before the prices go up. (We'll ask you to book your own accommodation, but want to arrange that we're all staying in the same place!). We plan to organise a meal in Sheffield on Sunday night if there's enough interest in staying over.

For those considering coming up for the day, its an approx 2h drive each way from Northampton. Again, please let us know if you will be doing this, so we can look out for you at the start of the walks.
Fri 11th -
Sun 13th
Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 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_2018

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 (http://www.castletheatre.co.uk/), or more 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 a few days before the event).

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).


Wednesday 16th
Ray, walk followed by stand up comedy night, The Stables, Milton Keynes (comedy starts 8.45pm, tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door (but booking fees apply for both https://stables.org/event/screaming-blue-murder-comedy-club-11 ).

Sunday 20th
Sunday 20 May, Castle Ashby, 10 miles, walk leader, Peter

Meet at the car park at Castle Ashby house, closest sat nav is NN7 1LJ, ready to walk at 10.30am. (There is no charge for the car park). Please bring a packed lunch with you, as there won’t be time to order food in the pub.

The walk is about 10 miles over varied terrain, going via Yardley Hastings, Chadstone, Cogenhoe, Whiston and back to Castle Ashby.

Our lunch stop will be at about the 6 mile mark with some great views, where we will have a short stop for people to eat lunch and then walk another 15-20 minutes to get us to the Royal Oak pub for a drink and use of the facilities before doing the last 3 miles back to Castle Ashby.

Dogs are welcome on the walk, although please be advised there a few styles, possible fields with livestock and a little bit of road walking involved.

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Fri 25 - Mon 28th
(2 or 3 Nights)


Weekend Away - Friday 25th to Sunday 27th or Monday 28th - North Yorkshire Moors - Dave


I am planning a walking weekend away for the Bank Holiday at the end of May (25th – 27th).  The trip will be walking in the Teesside area of the North York Moors National Park.

 

The plan (which I am sure will evolve!) will be to travel up on the Friday evening and have a bite to eat at the hotel and probably a few drinks.

 

We will do a decent length walk on the Saturday taking in some Cook country, where Captain Cook went to school (Great Ayton) and continuing along sections of the Cleveland way passing Captain Cook’s Monument, the highest point being Roseberry Topping which has stunning views.

 

Saturday night will be a nice meal somewhere, possibly in the nice local village of Yarm.

 

There are a few options for the walk on the Sunday, I would like to do a route from Chop Gate taking in some of the best sections of the Cleveland Way past a well known local crag formation called the Wainstones and very impressive views if we have a nice day.  There are also some shorter walks from Lordstones if we have some inclement weather.

 

Sunday meal has yet to be decided but fish and chips at the Seaside (Saltburn, complete with Victorian funicular) is always an option!

 

If people would like to do only two nights I think the hotel will be flexible on this.

 

We will be staying at the Bluebell Hotel in Acklam (links below)

 

Hotel link

 

 https://www.greatukpubs.co.uk/bluebellhotel-middlesbrough

 

The cost will be around £86 each for 3 nights including breakfast.  I have made a provisional booking initially for a number of twin and double rooms which will go on a first come first served basis but at the moment availability for extra rooms is good.

 

Please contact me directly or reply to this email if you are interested.

 

If you are interested I will be asking for a £20 deposit by the end of March to confirm your place.

 

Cheers

 

Dave

June



Wednesday 6th
Wednesday 6 June, Aimee, evening walk from Harrington

Meet outside The Tollemache Arms pub for a 7.30pm start. Please park considerately along High Street, Harrington, NN6 9NU.

The walk will take us along a footpath skirting nearby Arthingworth before joining the bridleway that runs towards Thorpe Underwood, giving unspoilt views of the Ise Valley. From here we will be walking on the single width road to the 14th century church then using the footpath to return to the pub for a well earned pint.

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Sunday 10th

Sunday 10 June, 7.5 mile circular walk King's Cliffe, walk leader Aimee

 

Meet outside the Cross Keys Inn pub on West Street, King's Cliffe, PE8 6XA for a 10:30 start. Please park considerately around the village.

 

This walk will leave the village of King's Cliffe, heading across the fields down in to the village of Blatherwyke. We will continue across to Fineshade Woods where we will stop for lunch after approx 5 miles of walking and can also warm up in the tearoom.

 

 The last 2.5 miles will follow a gravel path through the woods to bring us back out in to the village of King's Cliffe. Please note some parts are expected to be quite muddy, dogs are to be kept on the lead for some parts due to land owners request and there are a couple of high stiles which may be difficult for some dogs.


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Saturday 30th
Group AGM. Hosts John Hadley & Tracey.
More information to follow.
July




Here's some information on leading a walk

Reporting issues with paths phone 03001261000 or web link  Report issues with paths

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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