CURRENT PROGRAMME



OCTOBER

 

Sunday 1 October        

Leader:            Sheila Cox                     07741 487073                                                                          7 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am the Coffee Pot pub, Yardley Gobion, Postcode NN12 7TN, GR 768 446, OS Explorer Map 207.  Some canal walking, then through Grafton Regis and Alderton, back along the Grafton Way to Yardley Gobion.  A few stiles.  No dogs due to livestock in fields.


Saturday 7 October
 Leader:            John and Mary                                             07821 143067                                       6.3 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Green, opposite ‘Corner Cottage’, Gayton, Postcode NN7 3EU. GR 702 546, OS Explorer Map 207.  A lovely undulating walk with good views on footpaths and canal towpaths. 

 

Wednesday 11   October   

Leader:            Allan                              517308                                                                                   3.5 miles

Morning Strollers Walk but all welcome Meet at 10.30 am at Delapre Abbey Carpark, Postcode NN4 8AW.  The outbound half of the walk is mainly along the north bank of the River Nene, including Midsummer Meadow to the White Water Centre.  The return is via Delapre Lake.  All easy walking with no stiles.  There may be a short stretch of muddy path in bad weather!

 

Sunday 15 October      

Leader:            Mike & Annie                 01327 260170                                                                         6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Cross Tree pub in Byfield, Postcode NN11 6XL, GR 517 533, OS Explorer Map 206.  A walk through the village, then across fields and through woodland towards Eydon with good views but it may be muddy in places!  Several stiles and livestock in the fields so not suitable for dogs.  Please park at the pub if you wish to eat, otherwise with consideration in the village.  Lunch arranged on the day.

 

Friday 20 October         Annual General Meeting at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start.

St Matthew’s Church Rooms, 27A The Drive, Kingsley, NN1 4RY. Please come along and support your club!  There will be a short film show of recent club walking weekends and events.

 

Saturday 21 October    

Leader:            Maureen                        891246/07702 355082                                                         c6.6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Spread Eagle, Forest Road, Piddington, Postcode NN7 2DA, GR 804 544.  A circular walk from Piddington into Salcey Forest – Eakley Lane – Little Horton Wood, returning to Piddington.  Relatively easy level walking but with some stiles; horses in 2 fields therefore not suitable for dogs.  Due to a recent footpath diversion, there is a stretch of rough walking – shorts are not advised!

 

Sunday 29 October      

Leader:            John McEvoy                 766639/07775 592392                                                          5.4 miles

Morning Walk - Club’s 54th Anniversary Meet at 10.30 am at The Greyhound, Milton Malsor, Postcode NN7 3AP.  Walking west towards the Grand Union Canal, then north taking in East Hunsbury parks and Collingtree.  Some stiles, bridges and tunnels.  Dogs on leads due to possibility of livestock in fields.  Lunch is available at 2 pm after the walk at The Greyhound BUT MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PRE-ORDERED.  Please let John know by Friday 20 October if you wish to dine.  If you are not able to walk, why not join us for lunch?

NOTE: Clocks go back an hour!

 

NOVEMBER

 

Saturday 4 November   

Leader:            Richard                         765099/07732 638245                                                         6.25 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at St Peter & St Paul Church, Church Street, Watford, NN6 7UR, GR 603690, OS Explorer Maps 222/223.  A walk along the Jurassic Way to Ashby St Ledgers, home of the Gunpowder plot.  Some walking on minor roads.

 

Tuesday    7 November                    

Leader:            Alan                               643631                                                                                   3 miles

Morning Strollers Walk but all welcome Meet at 10.00 am at Harlestone Heath, near the Garden Centre, Postcode NN5 6UJ (Garden Centre), GR 694 602, OS Explorer Map 223.  A walk through Dallington Heath, Northamptonshire Golf Club and Harlestone Heath.  Drinks and light snacks available after the walk in the Garden Centre Café.

  

Sunday 12 November   

Leader:            Andy                              472447                                                                                 6.9 miles

Remembrance Sunday  Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Royal Oak pub, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803 722, OS Explorer Map 223.  A walk with good views via Mawsley, Old and Walgrave.  Some stiles.  Will be muddy if wet!  Please make own arrangements with the pub if dining. 01604 781248.

 

Saturday 18 November 

Leader:            John Buckell                 620367/07969 522489                                                        5.75 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at Little Houghton (centre of the village by the Church), Postcode NN7 1BD (Post Office), GR 803 596, OS Maps Explorer 207/Landranger 152.  A walk from Little Houghton via the Washlands, Great Houghton and Brafield on the Green.  Great views across the Nene Valley, delightful villages, fairly flat, one slight uphill and several stiles in the first half of the walk, crosses the Bedford Road in two places but otherwise mostly on footpaths.  Maybe some livestock in fields so no dogs please.

 

Sunday 26 November   

Leader:            Mike & Audrey               07767 635754                                                                          8 miles

Short Day Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Queen Eleanor Cross in Geddington, Postcode NN14 1AD, GR 894 830, OS Explorer Map 224 North Sheet.  A circular walk to Stanion and Brigstock returning through Geddington Chase.  Woodland, open farmland (could/will be muddy) and green byway.  Some stiles.  Dogs on leads only due to possibility of livestock in fields.  Sunday lunch is available at The Star, Bridge Street, Geddington.  Please make own arrangements - booking is advisable at least one to two weeks prior to the walk (01536 745990).

 

DECEMBER

 

Saturday 2 December   

Leader:            Alan                               643631                                                                                5.25 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at Hanging Houghton, Postcode NN6 9ET, GR  756 737, OS Explorer Map 223.  There is some limited parking in a layby just after the turn to Hanging Houghton on the A508, otherwise park considerately in the village.  The walk will start at the top of the village near the A508 and go across the fields to the site of the medieval village of Faxton.

 

Sunday 10 December    Xmas Walks    

Leader:            John & Mary                  07821 143067                                                                       5.4 miles

                         John & Ann                   766639/07775 592392                                                          4 miles

1st (longer) Morning Walk with John and Mary – meet at 11.15 am at the White Hart, Hackleton, Postcode NN7 2AD, GR 807 549, OS Explorer Map 207. A gentle walk going over footpaths and bridleways with some road walking.

Second (shorter) Morning Walk with John and Ann – meet at 11.45 am at the White Hart.  A shorter walk over footpaths and Bridleways.

This year we are trying something different - we have a choice of two walks, aimed to finish at around the same time to enable us to enjoy our Christmas feast.  We can all have a lie in and we will not have to put muddy boots on again as in previous years!  The meal is scheduled for around 2.15 pm and we have the use of the room for as long as we wish.  Games, quizzes, singing – who knows?

At time of printing (4 August 2017) there are still 6 places available. If you would like your name added to the ‘List’ please contact Sue Latter, 762917/ suelatter@aol.com.  For those members already booked, menu choices need to be made at the end of October – further information will be sent in due course.

Saturday 16 December 

Leader:            Les                                07873 231097                                                                          6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at the Green Area opposite the Red Lion Pub, Yardley Hastings, Postcode NN7 1ER, OS Landranger Map 152.  A farmland and farm tracks walk with some stiles, road and footpath walking. Not suitable for dogs.  Please park considerately in the village.

Sunday 24 December    NO WALK – WE HOPE ALL OUR MEMBERS HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 

Saturday 30 December 

Leader:            Patsy                             07891 833925                                                                        8.4 miles

Short Day Walk Meet at 10 am at The Greyhound pub, Haversham, MK19 7DT, GR 828 429, OS Explorer Map 207.  A walk through open fields and woodland to the village of Little Linford where there will be a stop for a light lunch (soup) at the Black Horse pub.  Return to Haversham past the ruins of St Peter’s Church with views of Linford Lakes.  Lunch numbers taken on the day unless otherwise notified. Could be muddy.

 

 

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:                                    Allan Mackay 517308 

Mid-Week Strollers:                      Alan Page 643631

Sundays:                                      Teresa Yeend 842455 

Evenings (May to Aug only):         Pam Weller 408443