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2018


February


Sunday 4th
Circular Walk
Raunds
Aimee
Sunday 11th
Circular Walk
Harpole
Chris G                   
Sunday 25th
National Walk
Woburn
Belinda

March



Sunday 4th
National Walk
Stonesfield
John A
Sunday 18th
National Walk
Stoke Goldington
Tim
Sunday 25th
Walk
Lee & Kath


April



Fri 6th - Sun 8th
Weekend Away
Weymouth
Jayne
Sunday 15th
National Walk
Ouse Valley
Kev
Sunday 29th
Toby Carvery Walk
Jayne                              

May



Wednesday 2nd
Evening Walk
Collingtree
James & Dougal
Sat 5th (and/or)  Sun 6th
Peak District
Day trip/overnight tbc
Belinda & Tim                  
Fri 11th - Sun 13th
Waendal Walk
Organized Event
Wednesday 16th
Evening Walk
& Comedy night          
Ray         
Sunday 20th
Walk
Leader required           
May
(Continued)


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




June



Saturday 2nd
Ramblers Walk Festival
Stoke Bruerne
Northampton 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




July
Sunday 1st
Walk
Leader Required

Wednesday 4th
Evening Walk
Leader Required
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 Evening 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


February
Sunday 4th
Sunday 4th February 2018, 9.5 mile circular walk, Raunds, Walk Leader Aimee

Join me on a muddy walk of approximately 9.5 miles. Please bring a packed lunch and meet in the Warth Park Country Park Car Park, Warth Park Way, Raunds for a 10.30 start.

We will head across fields and down the old railway line to the village of Woodford, passing some houses from the 17th century. Continuing through the woods we will then walk alongside the river Nene in to the village of Denford and stop for a pint at the Cock Inn at 5.3 miles. After lunch we will head across the fields in to Ringstead, then back to Warth Park.

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Sunday 11th

Sunday 11 February, 9 mile circular from Harpole, walk leader Chris G

 

A 9 mile circular walk from the village of Harpole.

 

Please park considerately around the village and meet outside Harpole village church on the corner Upper High Street / School Lane for a 10:30am start. Please bring a packed lunch with you, as there won't be time to order food in the pub.

 

The morning half of the walk is about 4.5 miles long and heads across the fields towards the village of Nobottle before heading over to Flore village. After eating our lunch nearby, we'll then have a drink in the White Hart pub in the village.

 

The afternoon section is roughly 4.5 miles and takes us via Nether Heyford village and along the Nene Way footpath, where we pass Bugbrook Mill.

 

Please be aware that there are a lot of muddy fields, particularly if we have rainy spell before the walk.


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Sunday 25th

Sunday 25 February, 10.5 miles circular walk from Woburn, Bedfordshire, walk leader Belinda

 

A walk across the Woburn estate and the local field footpaths nearby. There's the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife along the way: the Park is home to several different types of deer, with the possibility of seeing something more exotic too! (eg elephants, zebras and rhinos - as one of the paths goes through Woburn Safari Park).

 

Please bring a packed lunch with you. Although we will be stopping at a pub at lunchtime, there won't be time to order food there.

 

Please meet at 10.30am on the grass just outside the free public car park, just off the High Street in Woburn. We'll begin by walking through the town of Woburn, then across the fields to Husborne Crawley, before heading onto the Woburn estate. We'll head past the safari park and out to the village of Ridgmont. After eating our lunch nearby, we'll visit the Rose and Crown in Ridgmont for a drink.

 

In the afternoon we'll walk past the ruins of Segenhoe church, shortly after which we'll join up with the Greensands Ridgeway path. We'll be following this well signposted path for most of the afternoon. It will take us round the outskirts of Eversholt and back onto the Woburn estate, back to Woburn village.


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March
Sunday 4th
Sunday 4th March - 8 mile circular walk Stonesfield, Oxfordshire - John A

As the walk is some distance from Northampton, you can either meet us in Stonesfield for the usual 10.30am start, or meet us in Northampton to share a lift there. Please bring a packed lunch as there won't be time to order food in the pub at lunchtime.

If you would like to car share, please meet at the car park of Upton Country Park (see the google pin below), ready to leave at 9.10am. Please turn up a few minutes before this, so we can arrange lift sharing. A few people will need to volunteer to drive. For those getting a lift you will be asked to make a small contribution towards the driver's petrol.

For those meeting us there, please park considerately around the village and meet outside the White Horse pub, The Ridings, Stonesfield for a 10.30am start.

“This circular route in the heart of Oxfordshire visits sites of historical and archaeological interest, including St Peter’s church at Wilcote Manor, the crumbling remains of the ancient Lady’s Well and the ruins of North Leigh Roman Villa. It all makes for a very pleasant countryside walk with much to stimulate the senses – and discussion if you are walking with a group.”

The above text was taken from the recent edition of the Walk magazine. On the day we will walk anticlockwise and the pub stop will be at http://theplough-inn.co.uk/ Finstock meaning we will have completed approximately 60% of the walk before lunch. The pub is described as a friendly Thatched village pub since 1772 with a roaring log Inglenook fire for winter and dogs are allowed in the bar. We can either eat our pack lunches near Wilcote or close to the pub, depending on the weather on the day.

After lunch we head back to Stonesfield to complete the walk.

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Sunday 18th

Sunday 18 March, Tim, Stoke Goldington, figure of eight walk

A 10 mile figure of 8 walk, starting from Stoke Goldington village which is half way between Northampton and Milton Keynes. A figure of 8 walk is a walk of two halves, returning to the starting point at lunchtime and going on an afternoon walk from approximately the same location. This allows you to either walk the morning loop, afternoon loop or both.

Meet outside The Lamb pub on the Main Road at 10:30am for the morning/full day walk, or at 1pm for the afternoon walk. Please park considerately in the village.

The morning walk is 5 miles long and is a circular walk across fields to the pretty village of Ravenstone.

Returning to Stoke Goldington, there is plenty of space on the village green near the pub to eat our packed lunches, and an opportunity to have a drink in the pub before starting the afternoon walk.

The afternoon walk is also 5 miles long and follows the Midshires Way track towards Salcey and back through Stoke Park Wood.

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Sunday 25th          

April
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

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May









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 ).



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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July




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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