CURRENT PROGRAMME

  Following the recent committee meeting the decision has been made that only Registered Assistance Dogs will be allowed on any of our walks

  


APRIL 


Saturday 20 April 

Leader:                                                  Brian and Elaine                   4030601/07969 779857        5.6 miles 

Easter Saturday 

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Greyhound Pub, Milton Malsor, Postcode NN7 3AP, GR 732557, OS Map 152. A nice walk visiting Blisworth and Collingtree with some canal walking and stiles. Please only park in the pub car park if staying for lunch afterwards. 


Sunday 28 April 

Leader:                                    Sylvie & Graham                      471392/07708 223343                     c 6 miles 

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at the Lamb at Little Harrowden, Postcode NN9 5BH, GR 868715. OS Explorer Map 224. A walk from the village of Little Harrowden to Great Harrowden, then on footpaths and some road walking, to Hardwick (refreshment stop). Return on footpaths to Little Harrowden. Some stiles and livestock in fields. Table booked for lunch, orders will be taken on the day. 


TUESDAY 30 April    AGM: 

To be held at the Conservative Club, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DA at 7.30 pm. Please come along to support your club.


MAY


SUNDAY 5 May 

Leader:                           Graham & Sylvie                       471392/07708 223343                               3-4 miles

Morning Walk: Bluebell Walk 

Meet at 11.15 am at the small green opposite the Maltsers Country Inn, Postcode NN11 3AF, GR 559592, OS Map 152. A pleasant circular walk through the beautiful Badby Woods, hopefully experiencing the bluebells in full bloom, returning via the village to stop for a drink at the Windmill Public House and then on to Badby Village Hall for the traditional Bluebell Afternoon Tea. Parking is available on either Main Street Badby or follow signs for the special car parking facilities offered in the village for the Bluebell Weekend..


Tuesday 7 May 

Leader:                                John & Mary                               582166/07821 143067                          4.2 miles

Mid-Week Morning Walk: Meet at 10.30 am at Brampton Halt, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Postcode NN6 8BA, GR 735667, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk via the Brampton, Brampton Hill and Brampton Valley Way. Good views, no stiles. Lunch and refreshments available after the walk.


Wednesday 8 May 

Leader:                              Graeme                            401950                                                               3 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Old Swan, 8 The Square, Earls Barton, Postcode NN6 0NA. A short evening walk to start the year. Down to the River Nene, along to the marina, returning to Earls Barton.


Sunday 12 May 

Leader:                               Mike & Audrey                 07767 635754                                               6.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at Harrold and Odell Country Park car park, Carlton Road, Harrold, Postcode MK43 7DS, GR 4956 2567, OS Map 208 Bedford and St Neots. A walk taking in part of the Ouse Valley Way. No stiles, easy to moderate walking, mainly along bridleways through woodland and tracks. Please note that there is a voluntary £1 car park charge.


Wednesday 15 May 

Leader:                              Pam & Brian                           408443/07732 335019                               3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7.00 pm at St Edmund’s Church, High Street, Hardingstone, Postcode NN4 6DQ, GR 763578, OS Explorer Map 223.


Saturday 18 May 

Leader:                                Jim McEwan                        902796/07896 756020                                 4 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at The Wharf Inn, Welford, Postcode NN6 6JQ. A walk along a combination of footpaths, surfaced and unsurfaced tracks and towpaths – some short inclines but mainly flat. Please use pub car park only if staying for refreshments after the walk.


Sunday 26 May 

Leader:                                 Finbarr                                01536 601863/07923 828665                        6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at The Admiral Nelson, Dark Lane, Braunston, Postcode NN11 7HJ. An easy walk mainly along farm paths taking in the lost villages of Braunstonbury and Wolfhamcote and on to the hamlet of Nethercote, down to the canal, returning to Braunston via the towpath. Sunday lunch available – orders taken on the day.


Wednesday 29 May 

Leader:                                    Denise & Jim                   902796/07986 756020                                  4 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Wharf Inn, Welford, Postcode NN6 6JQ. A combination of footpaths, surfaced and unsurfaced tracks and towpaths. Some short inclines but mainly flat. Park at the Wharf Inn is staying for refreshments, otherwise in the car park.


JUNE


Saturday 1 June 

Leader:                                      Pam & Roger               499636/07999 848939                            c 7-8 miles

Full Day London Walk Meet at 7.45 am at Northampton Railway Station for the 8.05 am train. Please confirm with the leaders before the day if you intend to join this walk. DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR RAIL TICKET until you have spoken to the leaders at the station as it is hoped to be able to buy group travel tickets at a discounted price. Please bring a packed lunch although stops can be made for drinks and toilets and a possible pub visit. Ramble in SW London using part of the ‘Capital Ring’ walk via Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Thames Path. (email: [email protected]).


Wednesday 5 June 

Leader:                              John McEvoy                            766639/07775 592392                            4.3 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at the Drovers Return Café, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, Postcode NN4 9UW. A pleasant evening walk from the Drovers Return Café down to the canal and onwards around Upton Meadows and return. No stiles, one or two gates, pathways all the way.


Sunday 9 June 

Leader:                            Andy                                             472447                                                  5.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at The Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, Postcode NN6 9SL, GR 793 697, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk to Pitsford Reservoir returning via fields. Some stiles.


Wednesday 12 June 

Leader:                                       Pam & Roger                        499636/07840 075679                         3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at The Saracens Head, Little Brington, Postcode NN7 4HS, GR 662 638, OS Explorer Map 223. Gently undulating route with fine scenery and views.


Saturday 15 June 

Leader:                                Alan                                             643631                                                  6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at the Barley Mow Public House, Cosgrove, Postcode MK19 7JD. A walk to Old Stratford and on to the village of Passenham, returning via Stony Stratford nature reserve and aqueduct over the River Great Ouse. No stiles.


Tuesday 18 June 

Leader:                               Alan                                              643631                                               4.8 miles

Mid Week Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am The Green, Nether Heyford, Postcode NN7 3LE, GR 660585, OS Explorer Map 207. A circular walk via the village of Flore, returning via the Grand Union Canal.


Wednesday 19 June 

Leader:                                 John and Mary                        582166/07821 143067                          3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at Upton Country Park car park, High Street, Upton (near to the Elgar Centre), Postcode NN5 4EH. GR 726597, OS Explorer Map 223. An easy going walk on paths and over pastures via Upton Mill, the lakes and Upton Hall.


Sunday 23 June 

Leader:                               John McEvoy                             766639/07775 592392                         5.8 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at The Wharf Inn, Bugbrooke, Postcode NN7 3QB. A walk that follows the canal to Nether Heyford, returning via Bugbrooke Mill. No stiles but some ‘kissing’ gates. A gentle walk with no steep hills. Lunch available after the walk at the Wharf. Meal choices need to be sent to John ([email protected]) by Friday 14 June. Please check their menu at [email protected] Please only use the car park if staying to eat, otherwise there is plenty of parking nearby.


Thursday 27 June 

Leader:                                 Andy                                        472447                                              c 3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm the Pastures Centre car park off Acre Lane, Postcode NN2 8PN, GR 742 645, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk up to the firs and through the golf club, returning to the car park. Refreshments available after the walk at the Windhover.


Saturday 29 June 

Leader:                                John and Mary                        582166/07821 14306                              5.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Windhover Pub, Welford Road, Chapel Brampton, Postcode NN6 8AA, GR 737 654, OS Explorer Map 223. A really lovely circular walk via Brampton Valley Way, Harlestone Firs and the Bramptons. No stiles. Park in the pub car park if staying for refreshments or in the car park opposite if not.

We have decided to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire for a third time. Please being friends and family along (no pushchairs) and, if possible wear something yellow! Donations can be made on the day – either in cash to a Committee Member, by cheque (payable to Northampton Ramblers) or why not donate from the comfort of your armchair via the Just Giving website at:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NorthamptonRamblers2019

And if you are a UK Tax Payer, please consider Gift Aiding your donation made this way to increase your donation by 25%! It doesn’t cost you anything extra.


JULY


Thursday 4 July 

Leader:                             Sylvie & Graham                             471392/07708 223343                      4 miles

Evening Walk Meet at 7 pm at the Britannia Pub, Bedford Road, Postcode NN4 7AA, GR 779595, OS Explorer Map 223. A gentle walk through the Industrial Brackmills to the discussed railway line towards Great Houghton, across pasture lands to the Washlands, returning to the Britannia for refreshments if required. A couple of stiles.


Sunday 7 July 

Leader:                                  Mike and Jackie                      07971 126242                                         6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am The Three Conies, Banbury Lane, Thorpe Mandeville, Postcode OX17 2EX, OS Map 206. A walk almost entirely on paths, potentially muddy at a couple of points but generally over grass or defined tracks. Ironstone villages, line of disused railway, two short and gentle climbs, the county boundary, fine views, a Roses battlefield and a Saxon/Danish Battlefield, racehorse gallops, a 14th Century church and an old drovers inn! Livestock in fields and some stiles. Lunch being negotiated – further details available nearer the date.

Wednesday 10 July 

Leader:                                Roger and Pam                      499636/07840 075679                               5 miles

Mid-Week Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the Sun Inn, Hardingstone, Postcode NN4 7BT, GR 768579, OS Explorer Map 223.


Thursday 11 July 

Leader:                                 Janet                                         01933 664917                                         4 miles

Evening Walk Meet at 7 pm at Rushden Lakes Visitor Centre, near to House of Fraser. Postcode NN10 6FA. Parking available at Rushden Lakes, off the A45. Restaurants for refreshments or pub nearby if required.


Saturday 13 July 

Leader:                                  Brian & Elaine                        403060/07969 779857                             5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the Green, opposite the Forester’s Arms pub in Nether Heyford, Postcode NN7 3LE, GR 659 587 Landranger Map 152. An easy walk to Flore and back with some canal walking and nice views. Park on the edge of the Green or in the village but with consideration for others.


Wednesday 17 July 

Leader:                                  Brian & Elaine                        403060/07969 779857                          3.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at the bottom of Weston Mill Lane (off Billing Road), Postcode NN3 3HJ (Northampton Boat Club), GR 792 608, Landranger Map 152. A walk to Little Houghton and back, incorporating views of the washlands. Park at the bottom of Weston Mill Lane of in the nearby Riverside Shopping Centre car park.


Sunday 21 July 

Leader:                                  Peter & Rosemarie                  01327 843365/07817 393789              5.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at St Mary the Virgin, Main Street, East Haddon,  Postcode   NN6 8BU,  GR 667 681, OS Landranger Map 152. A circular walk, field walking to Holdenby House using the Macmillan Way. Break at All Saints Church. A few stiles.


Tuesday 23 July 

Leader:                                  Alan                                         643631/07594 384421                          4.5 miles

Evening Walk: meet at 7 pm at the children’s play area near The World’s End pub (TWE), Ecton, Postcode NN6 0QN . An out and back walk across fields to Sywell Country Park, including a walk around the reservoir. No stiles.


Saturday 27 July 

Leader:                                  Richard                                    07732 638245                                         6 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Church Street, Watford, Postcode NN6 7UR, GR 604 691, OS Explorer Map 223. A gentle meandering field walk from the ancient village of Watford via Foxhill and Silsworth Lodge.


Tuesday 30 July 

Leader:                                  Rosemarie & Peter                   07696 418985                                    4.5 miles

Evening Walk: Meet at 7 pm at Collingtree Church, Lodge Avenue, Collingtree, Postcode NN4 0NQ, GR 751 557. A pleasant circular walk with good views, taking in the village of Milton Malsor. Some stiles.


AUGUST


Sunday 4 August 

Leader:                                Pam & Brian                             408443/07732 335019                            6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at The Old Talbot Pub, 77 Watling Street, Potterspury, Postcode NN12 7QD, GR 753 434, OS Explorer Map 207. A pleasant walk along parts of the Grafton Way to Yardley Gobion, then along the Grand Union Canal and back via Furtho. Some stiles and steps. Lunch at pub afterwards (numbers and food choices taken on the day). Park in the pub car park if staying for lunch, otherwise with consideration in the village.


Thursday 8 August 

Leader:                               Jude & Jan                                   07910 581822 (Jude)                        4.2 miles

Evening Walk Meet at 7 pm Delapre Abbey, Postcode NN4 8AW, OS Explorer Map 223. A pleasant walk via Delapre Park, Hardingstone pocket parks and Brackmills Industrial Estate. No stiles.


Saturday 10 August 

Leader:                               Joanne                                        518517/07508 031771                         5.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the Causeway car park, Station Road (opposite the Garden Centre) Great Billing, Postcode NN3 9EX, GR 813612,OS Explorer Map 224. An urban walk to Weston Favell, returning via Billing Aquadrome Nene Way. No stiles.


Sunday 18 August 

Leader:                                    Andy                                       472447                                                6.9 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at The Royal Oak pub, Zion Hill, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803 722, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk with good views of Mawsley, Old and Walgrave. A few stiles. Please make own arrangements with the pub if you intend to dine.


Wednesday 21 August 

Leader:                                    Pam & Brian                            408443/07732 335019                       3.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at The Stags Head, 1 High Street, Great Doddington, Postcode NN29 7TQ, GR 885 650, OS Explorer Map 224. A pleasant walk through the village of Great Doddington and around Summer Leys Nature Reserve. Lovely views and no stiles. Only park in the pub car park if having refreshments afterwards, otherwise park considerately in the village.


Saturday 24 August 

Leader:                                        Maureen                                      891246/07702 355082              6.75 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10.00 am at the village green, opposite The Red Lion, Main Street, Denton, Postcode NN7 1DQ. A walk over the fields to Chadstone, across to Whiston and on to Cogenhoe returning to Denton via Cogenhoe Mill – possibly buy an ice cream – returning along the river to Whiston Lock. A little road walking on a quiet road.


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)                              Mary Wallis 460987

Evenings                           (May to August only)                         Pam Weller 408443


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