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

   



SEPTEMBER


Tuesday 18 September 

Leader:                                                 Alan                        643631                                                   4.25 miles

Midweek Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at Harlestone Heath, near the Garden Centre, A428, Postcode NN5 6UJ (Garden Centre)m GR 804 544, OS Explorer Map 223. A short morning walk taking in the villages of Lower and Upper Harlestone. No stiles and mainly good footpaths/bridleways. To avoid some of the A428 the walk will use Harlestone Firs on both the out and return journey which could be muddy in parts if wet. Drinks and light snacks available after the walk in the Garden Centre.


Saturday 22 September 

Leader:                                                Brian & Elaine               403060/07969 779857                       6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Green Man pub, Bedford Road, Lavendon, Postcode MK46 4HA, GR 918 535, OS Map 207. A lovely walk with great views, no steep hills, passing the site of Lavendon Castle. Some stiles. Please only park in the pub car park if eating afterwards, otherwise with consideration in the village.


Sunday 30 September

Leader:                                               Keith              07914 192026                                                 6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Stag Public House, Maidwell, Postcode NN6 9JA, GR 746 771, OS Map 223. A circular walk from Maidwell, through the lovely village of Draughton into open undulating countryside, passing the disused American Airbase at Harrington before returning to Maidwell. Relatively easy walking with a couple of stiles and a small amount of road walking. Could prove to be quite muddy if adverse weather at the time. Please park in the pub car park if you wish to stay for lunch (numbers taken on the day) otherwise with consideration in the village.


OCTOBER


Saturday 6 October 

Leader:                                                John Buckell              620367/07969 522489                       5.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am the Red Lion, East Haddon, Postcode NN6 8BU, GR 671 682, OS Explorer Map 223. A circular walk from East Haddon via Holdenby North Lodge and Holdenby village. Wide grassy and gravelly tracks, mostly downhill or level but a steep incline near the end. Fine views, attractive villages and several stiles. One very short stretch of road walking at the beginning. Please park with consideration in the village.


Sunday 14 October 

Leader:                                       Mick & Audrey                     07767 635754                                 c6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at Harrold and Odell Country Park car park, Carlton Road, Harrold, MK43 7DS (please note there is a £1 voluntary charge), GR 495 256, OS Map 208. A walk along part of the Ouse Valley Way, no stiles, easy to moderate walking mainly on bridleways and tracks through woodland. Lunch available after the walk at the Bell, 81 High Street, Odell, MK43 7AS. Please make own arrangements (advisable to book) telephone 01234 910850.


Saturday 20 October 

Leader:                                                  Maureen              891246/07702 355082                            c 6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am The Tollemache Arms, 49 High Street, Harrington, Postcode NN6 9NU. A circular walk in lovely countryside from Harrington to Arthingworth ending at an attractive pub with a good reputation. Some stiles but otherwise a relatively easy walk.


Sunday 28 October 

Leader:                                    Finbarr                      07923 828665                                                c 6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am for a 10.30 am start at The Bulls Head, Arthingworth, Postcode LE16 8JZ. A walk along farm paths, part of the Brampton Valley Way, some fields, a stile and 418 metres of tunnel so torches will help! Lunch available at the pub, pre-order on the day.

NOTE: Clocks go back an hour!


Tuesday 30 October Film & Fish Night 

7 for 7.30pm at the Conservative Club, Billing Road, NN1 5DA

Book your fish and chips via Teresa (£5 per head). Full details at the beginning of the programme)


NOVEMBER


Saturday 3 November 

Leader:                                              Patsy               07891 833925                                                    8 miles

Day Walk Meet at 10 am at the phone box in Cold Ashby, Postcode NN6 6EH, GR 655 764. A walk with stunning long autumnal views towards Leicestershire and back into Northamptonshire. A quiet road walk to Honey Hill, optional walk up Honey Hill, then a stretch of the Jurassic Way, some canal side walking to the Hemplow Hills. Lunch stop with a spectacular view. Good paths through arable fields and sheep pasture, no stiles. Bring your own lunch as no pub available. Park in Main Street or behind the phone box.


Sunday 11 November 

Leader:                          John and Mary              07821 143067                                                        5.3 miles

Remembrance Sunday Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at The Wharf Inn, Cornhill Lane, Bugbrooke, Postcode NN7 3QB, GR 671 570, OS Explorer Map 207. A very pleasant easy walk to and through Nether Heyford via the Grand Union Canal and then onto the Nene Way and part of the Northamptonshire round. Park in the car par if staying for lunch, otherwise on the roadside please.


Saturday 17 November 

Leader:                            Rosemarie & Peter      07969 418985                                                       4.8 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at The Green, Nether Heyford, Postcode NN7 3LE, GR 665 581. A circular walk via the village of Flore. Possibility of lunch/refreshments at the Sun Pub after the walk.

Sunday 25 November Leader: David 01933 663603/07752 596733 6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the free carpark on Saffron Road, Higham Ferrers, Postcode NN10 8ED, GR 959 687, OS Map 224. The walk is mostly on hard surfaces but there could be some sections alongside the River Nene which could be a bit muddy. The coffee stop will be near the Wetlands Visitors Centre at the Retails Park. Sunday lunch in Higham Ferrers; further details nearer the day.


DECEMBER


Saturday 1 December 

Leader:                                      Richard                     765099/07732 638245                                      5.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.30 am at the Plume of Feathers public house, West Street, Weedon Bec, Postcode NN7 4QU, GR 630 592. A gentle stroll by the Grand Union Canal and along country lanes to Dodford, returning by the Nene Way though Upper Weedon.


Sunday 9 December 

Leader: Graham & Sylvie                471392/07708 223343                                                              5.4 miles

John & Ann                                      766639/07775 592392                                                                  4 miles

CHRISTMAS WALK 

First (longer) Morning Walk with Graham and Sylvie – 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 hope the snow will not thwart us and our meal will go ahead. Christmas in January was good but we would prefer not to have to rearrange everything at the last minute! 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 2018) there are still 10 places available. If you would like your name added to the ‘List’ please contact Sylvie Pickard. 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 15 December 

Leader:                                    Allan                                517308                                                       5.5 miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am at the layby on the junction of Penfold Lane and the Wellingborough Road (A4500) at Great Billing. A walk via Goldings and Ecton. Park in the layby but note that there is a 3 hour limit.


Sunday 23 December 

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


Saturday 29 December 

Leader:                                      Angela                          07981049389                                              c 6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.30 am at St Botolph’s Church, St Botolph's Road, Barton Seagrave, Postcode NN15 6SR, GR 887 770. This walk takes in part of Wicksteed Park and the arboretum, continuing along the River Ise and country paths with picturesque views from the beautiful village of Warkton.


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:                                                                  Currently vacant (See advert on Commitee Adverts page)

Sundays;                                                                             Teresa Yeend 842455

Mid-Week                 (May to September only):                   Mary Wallis 460987

Evenings                   (May to August only):                         Pam Weller 408443