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.

WHILST COVID 19 SECURE GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE, ONLY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN WALKS

ALL MEMBERS NEED TO PRE-BOOK THEIR PLACE ON ANY WALK

NUMBERS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 20 PER WALK, AT LEADERS' DISCRETION


 

JANUARY

Sunday 3 January 

Leader:                                                       Joanne                                 01604 518517 / mobile 07508 031771.                                    5.3 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at Upton Country Park Car Park, High Street. Upton, (next to The Elgar Centre), Postcode NN5 4EH, OS Explorer Map 207. A walk along the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal to Southbridge, returning via the Nene Way. All on footpaths, no stiles, no mud! Ring Joanne on the above number to book.

Saturday 9 January 

Leader:                                                      Colin                                                     07970 836606                                                            5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Saracen’s Head, Main Street, Little Brington, Postcode NN7 4HS. A walk via Whilton and Brockhall. Book in with Colin on 510550.

Sunday 17 January 

Leader:                                                Brian and Elaine                                    07969 779857                                                             5.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne, Postcode NN12 7SY, OS Landranger Map 152, GR 742501. A nice walk visiting Ashton and the Grand Union Canal. Ring Brian or Elaine to book your place.

Saturday 23 January 

Leader:                                            Richard                                                    07732 638245                                                               6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am the Drovers Return Café, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Postcode NN4 9UW, OS Explorer Map 223, GR SP 671683. A circular walk via canal and fields to Rothersthorpe and Blisworth Junction. Refreshments available at the Café. 

Book with in Richard using the number above.

Sunday 31 January 

Leader:                                              Bill & Sue                                             07840 870281                                                                  6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Village Hall, Holcot, Postcode NN6 9SL. A walk along the south edge of Pitsford Reservoir, returning via fields. 

Phone Sue on the above number or email [email protected] to book your place.

FEBRUARY

Saturday 6 February

 Leader:                                                             Alan                                    643631                                                                              5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am The Old Three Cranes public house, Loddington Road, Great Cransley, Kettering, Postcode NN14 1PY. A walk through Great Cransley and Mawsley villages. Mainly good tracks with a short bit of road walking. No stiles. Call Alan to book your place.

Sunday 14 February 

Leader:                                                         Jim and Denise                          07986 756020                                                               5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the canalside by the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne. An almost completely flat walk on well worn tracks going out towards Stoke Park House, across fields, skirting Shutlanger and returning to Stoke Bruerne. A couple of very slight inclines and a few stiles near Shutlanger, it may be muddy if it has rained; very little road walking. Park at the museum car park, Chapel Lane (NN12 7SQ, £2.50 for 4 hours) or use the Boat Inn or Navigation pub car parks if eating there after the walk. 

Ring Jim on the above number to book your place.

Saturday 20 February 

Leader:                                                     Janet                                            01933 741240                                                                  5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the junction of High Street and Little Street, Yardley Hastings, GR SP 865574. A fairly easy walk via Easton Maudit with a few stiles. Don’t forget to book your place – ring Janet on the above number.

Sunday 28 February

 Leader:                                                Chris                                             07882 297069                                                                      c 7 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.30 am at Pitsford Water Causeway Car Park (£3 to park), nearest Postcode NN6 9BN. A circular walk around Pitsford Water, stopping at the café. Toilets and coffee should be available. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LEADER SPECIFIES ONLY 10 PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED ON THIS WALK. An extra walk may be put on in April if sufficient people request it. Please book in with Chris.

MARCH

Saturday 6 March 

Leader:                                                  Les                                             07873 231097                                                                      5.75 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton, Postcode NN4 8AW, OS Landranger Map 152. An easy circular walk via Delapre Park, Queen Eleanor Cross, Hardingstone Wood, Hardingstone Village, Brackmills Wood, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Midsummer Meadow, returning to the Abbey via University of Northampton Campus. Ring Les to book your place.

Sunday 14 March 

Leader:                                                  Andy                                             472447                                                                               c 6 miles

Mothering Sunday Morning Walk Meet at 9.30 am at The Royal Oak, Zion Hill, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803722, OS Explorer Map 223. Visting the villages of Hannington and Holcot, some stiles and road walking. 

Book in with Andy via email: [email protected]

Saturday 20 March

 Leader:                                                 Pam and Roger                               499636/07840 075679                                                     5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am near the Church in Main Street, Little Harrowden, Postcode NN9 5BA, GR 871716, OS Explorer Map 224. A walk via Hardwick and Orlingbury. Please use the landline number highlighted above to book your place.

Sunday 28 March

 Leader:                                                 Annie & Mike                                     01327 260170                                                             5.5 miles

CLOCKS CHANGE Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Old Olive Bush Inn, Flecknoe, Postcode CV23 8AT – about 4 miles outside Daventry just off the Southam Road past Staverton. A walk through mostly open countryside, through a deer park and returning along the Oxford Canal for a short distance. A few stiles. Very good pub – please make your own arrangements if you wish to dine (and If we are allowed to eat in pubs then)! Please book in with Annie and Mike on the above number and confirm the start point which may have to change dependent on government guidelines in force at the time.

APRIL

Saturday 3 April 

Leader:                                              Mike and Jackie                                 07971 126242                                                                    6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Green, Eydon, Postcode NN11 3PQ, GR 54218 50068, What3Words traffic.excavate.pothole, OS Explorer Map 206. A few stiles, mainly paths and quiet roads but a few points may be muddy after rain. Please park with consideration in one of the neighbouring side streets. Ring Mike and Jackie to book your place.

Sunday 11 April

 Leader:                                            Andy                                                   472447                                                                             6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Spratton, Postcode NN6 8HH, OS Explorer Map 223. Walk via Teeton and Creaton. Some stiles and road walking. Book in with Andy via email: [email protected]

Saturday 17 April 

Leader:                                                 Brian and Elaine                              403060/07969 779857                                                 5.25 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at Brodie Lodge Playing Field car park, Spring Lane, Flore, Postcode NN7 4LS (junction of Spring Lane and Nether Lane), GR 644599, OS Explorer Map 223. The Walk of Threes – some nice views with one uphill section to Church Stowe and no stiles. 

Phone Brian or Elaine to book your place.

Sunday 25 April 

Leader:                                          Jim and Denise                                     07986 756020                                                                     5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Bull's Head, Arthingworth, Postcode LE16 8JZ. A fairly easy walk on footpaths, lanes and fields with a moderate up hill incline towards the end. A very short section of road walking at the start but there is little traffic. Starting from Arthingworth and passing through Harrington and back to Arthingworth. A few stiles. Will be muddy if it has rained. If staying for refreshments (please make your own arrangements), park in the pub car park otherwise with consideration in the village.

WEDNESDAY 28 April AGM: to be held either at the Conservative Club, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DA OR VIA ZOOM at 7.30 pm. Details will be confirmed nearer the time in accordance with Government guidelines in force in April. Please support your club.


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.