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


 



MAY


Wednesday 12 May 

Leader:       Audrey                                     07738735862                                                                                        3 Miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at the bottom of the path to St Katherine's Church, High Street, Irchester, Postcode NN29 7AJ. A nice gentle walk across an open field and around Irchester Country Park. A few steps. 

Call Audrey to book your place.


Saturday 15 May Leader: Keith & Irene 07899 008617 (Irene) 6.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am the junction of Main Road/Chequers Lane, Grendon, Postcode NN7 1JW, GR 905 591. OS Explorer Map 207. A circular walk taking in the charming village of Easton Maudit. A small amount of road walking but mostly over open fields which could be muddy depending on recent weather. One stile. Please call Irene to book your place.


Wednesday 19 May 

Leader:              Alan                                                              643631                                                                              4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at Castle Ashby War Memorial, Postcode NN7 1LF, GR 860 595, OS Explorer Map 207. A walk visiting Chadstone and Whiston. Mainly good paths and some road walking. Good views across the Nene Valley. Please park with consideration in the village. Please ring Alan on the above number to book your place.


Sunday 23 May 

Leader:            Jim & Denise                          07986 756020 (Jim)/ 07749 713702 (Denise)                           Circa 5mls

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 uphill incline towards the end. A short section of road walking at the start but there is little or no traffic. Starting from Arthingworth and passing through Harrington and back to Arthingworth. A few stiles and it will be muddy if it has rained. Park at the pub if staying afterwards (please make own arrangements) otherwise with consideration in the village. Contact Jim or Denise to book your place.


Thursday 27 May 

Leader:             Graeme                                                    401950                                                                         3.75 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at All Saints Church, Earls Barton, Postcode NN6 0JG. Leaving from All Saints Church, head towards White's Nurseries, on to Whiston Locks and along to White Mills Marina then a bit of street walking to return. Please call Graeme to book on the walk.


Saturday 29 May 

Leader:                  Les                                           07873 231097                                                                               5.75 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the Workingmen’s Club, Main Street, Little Harrowden, Postcode NN9 5BB, OS Landranger Series 141/152. An easy walk on farmland and farm tracks via Hardwick and Great Harrowden. One stile. Please park with consideration in the village. Please ring Les on the above number to book on this walk.


JUNE


Tuesday 1 June 

Leader:                  Joanne                                   518517/07508 031771                                                                     4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at St Mary's Church, Little Houghton (at the crossroads), Postcode (of church) NN7 1AB. A pleasant evening walk to Brafield and return. Easy walking with one stile and one gate. Ring Joanne to book your place.


Sunday 6 June 

Leader:                        John McEvoy                      766639/07775 592392                                                               6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at the Drover's Return Café, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Postcode NN4 9UW. An easy walk, figure of eight walk with no stiles. Starting from Hunsbury Hill Country Park near the Ironstone Railway and Drover's Return Café. We will be walking through West and East Hunsbury and Delapre Abbey, taking in the woods surrounding Delapre golf course and the 1460 War of the Roses area. Snacks available at the café (own arrangements). Contact John to book your place.


Tuesday 8 June 

Leader:                      Pam & Roger                           499636/07840 075679                                                                4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Red Lion, East Haddon, Postcode NN6 8BU, GR 670682, OS Explorer Map 223. Views over Ravensthorpe Reservoir. Please ring Pam or Roger to book your place.


Saturday 12 June 

Leader:                     Richard                                     07732 638245                                                                             6.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at the Drover's Return Café, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Postcode NN4 9UW, OS Explorer Map 223 (Bus route 3 from the town centre). A circular walk along the canal side and fields to Rothersthorpe village and Blisworth Junction. Refreshments available at the Drover's Return Café. Please call Richard to book on this walk.


Wednesday 16 June 

Leader:                                       Jim & Denise 07986 756020 (Jim)/  07749 713702 (Denise)                                 2 miles   

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Telegraph Inn, Moulton, Postcode NN3 7SB. A relaxing easy stroll around Moulton which will last for just over an hour. Starting from the Telegraph Inn, half of the walk will be along the pavement to the church and Busby's Meadow, past the Artichoke pub, along Overstone Road and Park View and then around Crowfields Common in the village and back to the pub. Park in the pub car park if staying for refreshments. Call Jim or Denise on the above numbers to book your place.


Sunday 20 June 

Leader:                                            Mike & 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 Map 206. A few stiles, mainly paths and quiet roads. A few points on this route can be muddy after rain. Please ring Mike or Jackie on the above number to reserve your place.


IT IS HOPED THAT IT WILL NO LONGER BE NECESSARY TO BOOK ON TO A WALK FROM THIS POINT

IF THIS CHANGES AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO MEMBERS


Thursday 24 June 

Leader:                         Andy                             472447/[email protected]                                                   4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at the Pastures Centre, entrance off Acre Lane, Postcode NN2 8PN, GR 742 645, OS Explorer Map 223. A circular walk across fields via river to Harlestone Firs and back.


Saturday 26 June 

Leader:                         Janet                             01933 741240                                                                                          5 miles

Afternoon Walk: Meet at 2 pm at the High Street, Yardley Hastings, near the junction with Little Street, Postcode NN7 1EZ,  A fairly easy walk via Easton Maudit with a few stiles.


Wednesday 30 June

Leader:                         Pam & Brian                 408443/07732 335019                                                                           3 miles

Evening Walk Meet at 7 pm at The Three Horseshoes, 23 High Street, Ecton, Postcode NN6 0QA, GR 828 635, OS Explorer Map 224. A short circular walk through the village of Ecton, across fields to Ecton Brook linear pocket park. Please park considerately in the village. Drinks afterwards in the pub if required.


JULY


Sunday 4 July 

Leader:                               Andy                    472447/ [email protected]                                                    6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am The Royal Oak pub, Zion Hill, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803 722. OS Explorer Map 223. Visiting the villages of Hannington and Holcot, some stiles and road walking. Please make your own arrangements with the pub if dining.


Wednesday 7 July 

Leader:                              Brian & Elaine                      403060/07969 779857                                                            4 miles

Evening Walk: meet at 7 pm at Brafield on the Green at the junction of the A428 (Bedford Road) and Church Lane, next to the children's play area, Postcode NN7 1BD (Brafield's Working Men's Club), GR 821587, OS Explorer Map 223. A relatively flat walk, good views and only 2 stiles, going via Denton. Please park with consideration in the village.


Saturday 10 July 

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.


Wednesday 14 July 

Leader:                                    Graham                                 471392/07708 223343                                                   3-4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7.00 pm on the small green outside the Maltsters Country Inn on Main Street, Badby, Postcode NN11 3AF, GR 559 592, OS Landranger Map 152. A pleasant circular walk through the beautiful Badby Woods and hopefully enjoying the experience of the woods in summertime. Returning through the village to stop for a drink at the Windmill Public House (if open) finishing the walk back at Main Street. Couple of stiles/gates.


Sunday 18 July 

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.


Wednesday 21 July 

Leader:                                Les                       07873 231097                                                                                       3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Britannia Pub, Rushmills, Postcode NN4 7AA, OS Landranger Map 152. An easy walk through part of Brackmills Industrial Estate to Great Houghton and a partial circuit of the Washlands. Only use the carpark at the pub if staying for refreshments after the walk.


Saturday 24 July 

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.


Wednesday 28 July 

Leader:                                 Jude & Jan                   07910 581822 (Jude)/07762 701985 (Jan)                                4 miles

Evening Walk Meet at 7 pm at the car park at The Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton, Postcode NN5 4EN. A walk through Upton Country park, along the side of the canal, through fields to Sixfields Lake, returning to the car park.


AUGUST


Sunday 1 August 

Leader:                          Annie & Mike                                    01327 260170                                                                    6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at The Old Olive Bush, Flecknoe, Postcode CV23 8AT. A walk across fields and round the deer park to the top of the hill with views of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, returning via Shuckborough. Please park with consideration in the village.


Wednesday 4 August

 Leader:                     John McEvoy                                   766639/07775 592392                                                     4.8 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm 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.


Saturday 7 August 

Leader:                         Finbarr                                         01536 601863/07923 828665 c                                          6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the War Memorial in the town centre where New Street meets West Street, Oundle, Postcode PE8 4EB. A walk taking in the pretty hamlets of Ashton and Cotterstock, return with nice views of the River Nene. There is unlimited free parking along South Road.


Sunday 15 August 

Leader:                            Linda Lamb                        07392 838990                                                                                 5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at The Kings Arms, Farthingstone, Postcode NN12 8EZ, GR 614551, OS Landranger Map 152. We will cross the golf course, then walk through High Wood and across open farmland. Look out for the UFO!. A few stiles.


Saturday 21 August 

Leader:                        Pam & 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.


Sunday 29 August 

Leader:                       Paul                                        471966/07477 954530                                                                  6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Draughton Crossing Car Park, Maidwell, Postcode NN6 9JF, GR 754772, OS Explorer Map 233. A circular walk of 6 miles that takes in Maidwell, a number of fields (nothing muddy), a very quiet country lane and the Brampton Valley Way.


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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