Northampton Ramblers

Affiliated to The Ramblers, HF Holidays and Ramblers Walking Holidays"

The Friendly Walkers 

CURRENT PROGRAMME

Please note that ONLY Registered Assistance Dogs will be allowed on walks.

Please contact the Walk Leader PRIOR to walking if you intend to bring a Registered Assistance Dog on any walk.



Please note

 WALK LEADERS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE A REGISTER OF ATTENDEES AND FORWARD THESE TO THE PROGRAMME SECRETARY.



SEPTEMBER


Saturday 18 September

Leader:                              Joanne                                         518517/07508 031771                                                                             5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 at Upton Country Park car park, High Street, Upton, Postcode NN5 4EH. A circular walk to Kislingbury and return. All footpaths – no stiles.

Sunday 26 September 

Leader:                             Andy                                               472447                                                                                                  6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Spratton, Postcode NN6 8HH, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk via Teeton and Creaton. Some stiles and road walking.

OCTOBER

Saturday 2 October

 Leader:                              Brian and Elaine                               403060/07969 779857                                                                5.75 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the junction of High Street and Church Lane, by St Andrews Church, Yardley Hastings, Postcode NN7 1ER, GR 885 571, OS Landranger Map 152. This varied walk goes via Horn Wood, has some far reaching views, no road walking and only 2 stiles.

Sunday 10 October 

Leader:                               Finbarr                                               01536 601863/07923 828665                                                          5.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at Barnwell Village Hall car park, Barnwell, Postcode PE8 5PH. The car park is situated behind the  Montague Arms. Sunday lunch available – please book direct 01832 273726.

Saturday 16 October 

Leader:                                 Pam & Roger                                       499636/07840 075679                                                               5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at St Andrews Church car park, Lower Harlestone, Postcode NN7 4EN, GR 701 646, OS Landranger Map 152/Explorer 223. A walk via Upper Harlestone to Nobottle and return.

Sunday 24 October 

Leader:                                        Denise & Jim                                  756020 (Jim)/  07749 713702 (Denise)                                  5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am Foxton Locks car park on Gumley Road (top car park, not the short stay car park by the Foxton Locks Inn). Postcode LE16 7RA. A fairly flat walk starting from the car park and walking the short distance to the locks. We will linger awhile to watch the boats before starting along the towpath, continuing over fields and lanes and back to the locks. One stile. Lunch available at Foxton Locks Inn – please contact Jim by 15 October to book or, alternatively, make your own arrangements if you prefer.

Saturday 30 October 

Leader:                                      Alan                                                       643631                                                                                  5.25 Miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at St Mary's Church, Draughton Road, Maidwell, Postcode NN6 9JG. Using mainly good tracks and bridleways we head towards the A14 before returning via a disused airfield and the village of Draughton. Please park with consideration in the village. Alternatively, there is some limited parking at Draughton Crossing which will be about 10 minutes into the walk.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 7 November 

Leader:                                     Bernie & Gill                                          586305                                                                                    4.25 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Pytchley Inn, High Street, West Haddon, Postcode NN6 7AP, GR 629 718, OS Landranger Map 140. A walk along tarmac lanes to Winnick and return. Some stiles.

Saturday 13 November 

Leader:                                    John McEvoy                                          766639/07775 592392                                                        4.8 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 at the Drover's Return Café, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Postcode NN4 9UW. A leisurely walk through Hunsbury Hill Country Park and West Hunsbury Park, making our way towards Milton Malsor and returning via the Grand Union Canal.

Sunday 21 November 

Leader:                                      Andy                                                         472447                                                                              6.9 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at The Royal Oak Pub, Zion Hill, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803 722, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk with good views via Mawsley, Old and Walgrave. Some stiles and road walking. Lunch available at the pub after the walk – please make your own arrangements.

Saturday 27 November 

Leader:                                      Richard                                                     270294/07732 638245                                                     6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at St John the Baptiste Church, Abethorpe, Postcode NN12 8QN, GR 649 465, OS Explorer Map 207. A two village and three wood walk!

DECEMBER

Sunday 5 December 

Leader:                                   David                                                         01933 663603/07752 596733                                      6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the car park near the church in Irthlingborough, Postcode NN9 5SG, GR 947 707. A walk in the Nene Valley, including Stanwick Lakes and possibly Stanwick Village. The route may vary depending on weather conditions.

CHRISTMAS WALK 

Saturday 11 December 

Leaders                                    Brian and Elaine                          403060/07969 779857                                                           5.5 miles

                                                    John McEvoy                                 766639/07775 592392                                                               4.5 miles

Longer Morning Walk: Meet at 10.30 am at The Boat Inn, Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Postcode NN12 7SB, OS Landranger Map 152, GR 742501. The 'long' Christmas walk will go via Ashton with refreshments being taken in Ashton Church.

Shorter Morning Walk: Meet at 11.15 am at The Boat Inn, Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Postcode NN12 7SB, OS Landranger Map 152, GR 742501. Take a gentle stroll along the Grand Union Canal, through lush fields and wide bridleways that connect the pretty villages of

Shutlanger, Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth – but beneath your feet, ghosts are said to haunt the dark tunnel under the hill!

This year we again have a choice of two walks, aimed to finish at around the same time to enable us to enjoy our Christmas feast. The meal is scheduled for around 2.00 pm. Will we still be socially distancing? Who knows but let's hope not!

Please book your place with Brian, [email protected] Menu choices need to be made in advance – detailed information is included in the Newsletter.

Sunday 19 December 

Leader:                                            Bill & Sue                                       762917/07814 076423                                                             5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at The Royal Oak, 1 Chapel Lane, Blisworth, Postcode NN7 3BU. A walk through countryside along good paths and bridle ways, taking in some of the Mid Shires Way. Return via the Grand Union Canal. Parking available at the pub. Lunch available after the walk - please let Sue know by 17 December if you wish to partake so that a table can be booked.

Saturday 25 December NO WALK – WE HOPE ALL OUR MEMBERS THIS YEAR ARE ABLE TO CELBRATE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

And to have something to look forward to:

Sunday 2 January 2022 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Leader:                                        Finbarr                                            01536 601863/07923 828665                                                 4.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Snooty Fox, Lowick, Postcode NN14 3BH. A pleasant walk on quiet country lanes, fields and estate access lanes, suitable for winter conditions. The pub is currently closed for refurbishment (August 2021) but we are reliably

informed that it will be open by the date of this walk. Please park considerately in the village.

Your Club always needs Walk Leaders. If you would like to lead a walk on the next programme, please contact the Club’s Walks Organisers:

Saturdays & Sundays:


Denise James 07749 713702

Mid-Week Mornings

(May to Sep only)

Sue Latter  762917 

Evenings

(May to August only)

Pam Weller 408443

They will be delighted to hear from you and will provide help and advice if needed.

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