CURRENT PROGRAMME


 The only dogs allowed on our walks are 

 Registered Assistance Dogs 

  


AUGUST


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              8.5 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.


SEPTEMBER


Sunday 1 September 

Leader:                            Andy                                              472447                                                     6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Royal Oak pub, Zion Hill, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9PN, GR 803722, OS Explorer Map 223. A walk visiting the villages of Hannington and Holcot. Some stiles and road walking. Please make your own arrangements with the pub if dining.


Tuesday 3 September 

Leader:                            John & Mary                                   582166/07821 143067                        3.3 miles

Midweek Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at Thornton Car Park in Tollgate Close (off Mill Lane) Kingsthorpe, Postcode NN2 6RP. A pleasant walk over Kingsthorpe Moors, along the river and back through old Kingsthorpe with some local history thrown in. No stiles.


Saturday 7 September 

Leader:                                 Joanne                                  518517/07508 031771                            5.5 miles

Afternoon Walk Meet at 1.30 pm at the children’s play area at the rear of the World’s End Pub, Ecton, Postcode NN6 6QJ, GR 827637, OS Explorer Map 224. A circular walk via Earls Barton, Whiston Lock, Cogenhoe Mill. Easy walking, no stiles.


Sunday 15 September 

Leader:                                Pam & Roger                              499636                                                 6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am near the Vane Arms, Sudborough, Postcode NN14 3BX, GR 968821, OS Explorer Map 224. A pleasant circular route much of it along woodland paths.


Saturday 21 September 

Leader:                                       John & Mary                      582166/07821 143067                         5.6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am Scaldwell Village Green, Postcode NN6 9JY, GR 724767, OS Explorer Map 222. An undulating walk via Lamport, Brampton Valley Way and Hanging Houghton. Several stiles.


Sunday 29 September 

Leader:                                      Pam & Brian                      408443/07732 335019                              6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Pytchley Inn, 23 High Street, West Haddon, Postcode NN6 7AP, GR 632719, OS Explorer Map 223. A pleasant walk to the pretty hamlet of Winwick, through pastures and fields, along tracks and byways including part of the Jurassic Way. A few stiles and steps. Lunch at the pub afterwards (numbers taken on the day). Park in the pub car park if eating afterwards, otherwise with consideration in the village.


OCTOBER


Saturday 5 October 

Leader:                                    Brian & Elaine                       403060/07969 779857                           5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am the Royal Oak Pub, Short Lane, Cogenhoe, Postcode NN7 1NJ, GR 831605, OS Landranger Map 152. A nice walk visiting Denton and Chadstone, returning via the ‘old quarry’. One stile.


Wednesday 9 October    Commitee meeting 19.00hrs


Sunday 13 October

 Leader:                                             David                01933 663603/07752 596733                            6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the public car park next to the Barge Inn, Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, Postcode MK15 0AE, GR 874393, OS Map 192 East Sheet. An autumn walk in Milton Keynes. An easy walk with no stiles, including the Grand Union Canal, Campbell Park, the Tree Cathedral and Milton Keynes Village. Toilets will be available when we stop for our coffee break. Those wishing to stop for lunch should make their own arrangements – The Barge and Cross Keys are both close to the start point.


Saturday 19 October 

Leader:                             Janet                           01933 664917                                                      4.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the crossroads near the church in Great Cransley, GR 831768, OS Landranger Map 141. An easy walk to Thorpe Malsor and Great Cransley reservoir. Some stiles.


 27 October 

Leader:                            Colin                            510550/07970 836604                                         6.5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Saracens Head, Little Brington, Postcode NN7 4HS. A walk from Little Brington via Flore Fields House to Flore, skirting Glassthorpe Hill, returning to Little Brington. Some stiles.


NOTE: Clocks go back an hour!


Tuesday 29 October 

Picture Show and Fish & Chip Night – 7 for 7.30pm at the Conservative Club, Billing Road, NN1 5DA. Book your fish and chips via Sue Latter ([email protected]/762917) (£5 per head).


NOVEMBER


Saturday 2 November 

Leader:                                 Jim                                          07986 756020                                            6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am opposite the White Horse at Old, Postcode NN6 9QX. A lovely walk with just a short stretch of road walking at the start, a few stiles and a few moderate inclines. Use the pub car park if staying for lunch, otherwise please park with consideration in the village.


Sunday 10 November 

Leader:                                     Les                                       07873 231097                                       5.7 miles

Remembrance Sunday Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Triangle Green by the war memorial, Walgrave, Postcode NN6 9QQ, OS Explorer Map 223. A stile-ish walk on pasture land and fields via Hannington and Holcot. Lots of stiles! Lunch at the Royal Oak afterwards (numbers taken on the day). Park in the pub car park if staying for lunch, otherwise with consideration in the village.


Saturday 16 November 

Leader:                                     Richard                                 07732 638245                                      6 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the village green opposite the White Horse public house, Walgrave Road, Old, Postcode NN6 9QX, GR 785731. A circular walk over undulating pasture and arable land via Scaldwell and the site of the medieval village of Faxton with views over valleys.


Sunday 24 November 

Leader:                                       Mick & Audrey                    07767 635754                                        8 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the The Half Moon, Grendon, Postcode NN7 1JW, GR 880606, OS Explorer Map 207. A circular walk from Grendon to Bozeat and Wollaston. May be muddy, depending on the weather due to high possibility of ploughed fields. Several stiles. Sunday lunch available at the pub – please make your own arrangements 01933 665532. Own food is not accepted in the pub.


Saturday 30 November 

Leader:                                  John & Ann                        766639/07775 592392                                 5 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10 am at The Bull, Harpole, Postcode NN7 4BS. A pleasant walk with some steep hills. Some road walking, tracks and bridleways but mostly traffic free. From Harpole we head eastwards towards Glassthorpe Hill, then northwards to Nobottle, returning southeast to Harpole. Lunch available after the walk (book on the day and choose menu options before setting off). Toilet facilities available from 9.30 am.


DECEMBER


Sunday 8 December   Christmas Walks

Leader:                                     Graham & Sylvie                      471392/07708 223343                       5.8 miles

                                                  John & Ann                              766639/07775 592392                          4 miles

First (longer) Morning Walk with Graham and Sylvie – meet at 11.00 am at the White Hart, Hackleton, Postcode NN7 2AD, GR 807 549, OS Explorer Map 207. A circular walk leaving the White Hart following footpaths, across fields, tracks and bridleways. Heading towards Northampton International Stadium and Brafield. A gentle walk with some stiles.


Second (shorter) Morning Walk with John and Ann – meet at 11.45 am at the White Hart. A shorter circular walk over footpaths and bridleways. No Stiles.


This year we again have a choice of two walks, aimed to finish at around the same time to enable us to enjoy our Christmas feast. 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?

If you haven’t already done so, book your place with Sylvie, [email protected] Menu choices need to be made at the end of October – further information will be sent in due course.


Saturday 14 December 

Leader:                              Angela                                           07981049389                                 5.25  miles

Morning Walk: Meet at 10 am  at Church Street Car Park, near St Peters Church, Irthlingborough, Postcode NN9 5SG, GR 947 706. A picturesque circular walk around Irlingborough lakes and meadows, taking in Stanwick Lakes. Nice easy walking mainly on flat tracks and footpaths with a few stiles.


Sunday 22 December NO WALK – WE HOPE ALL OUR MEMBERS HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


Saturday 28 December 

Leader:                                      Keith                                         07914 192026                                 5.7 miles

Morning Walk Meet at 10.00 am at the Windhover Pub, Welford Road, Northampton, Postcode NN6 8AA, GR 737654, OS Explorer Map 223. A lovely circular walk via the Brampton Valley Way, Harlestone Firs, The Bramptons and returning via the Brampton Holt. Could be muddy if wet. No stiles. Park in the pub car park if staying for refreshments or in the car park opposite if not. Please make your own arrangements for lunch.


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.