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Walking Slipton, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
distance 6.05mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lowick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

distance 14.04mi Vertical gain +915ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lyddington - Rutland

This walk includes three counties and starts from the attractive village of Lyddington in Rutland before continuing through pleasant countryside in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The route includes the villages of Stockerston, Great Easton, Rockingham and Gretton. The walk also includes a section of the Jurassic Way.

Walking Ashby Local Walk ( Download : )
Ashby Local Walk
distance 6.8mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cold Ashby - Northamptonshire

My favourite ramble which begins and ends at St Denys Church, Cold Ashby. This is a proper ramble with both hard and soft surfaces and good views from Honey Hill.

distance 12.09mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -876ft Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tugby and Keythorpe - Leicestershire

This lengthy Leicestershire walk visits the rolling landscape to the south-east of Tugby to reach the village of Hallaton. The route turns west following the Leicestershire Round footpath to Glooston from where a return to the starts is made through Noseley and Rolleston. The walk follows generally well-marked paths and bridleways.

Elkington, Grand Union Canal & Cold Ashby from Winwick
distance 12.89mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -709ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winwick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

A lengthy Northamptonshire walk that explores the countryside to the north-west of Northampton. The route uses a section of the Jurassic Way, the towpath of Grand Union Canal, fields paths and country lanes. Winwick is a small rural community of some 40 souls, according to their website, situated off the A428 north of West Haddon and west of Northampton.

distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Glen - Leicestershire

A short Leicestershire walk that explores the countryside to the south of Great Glen. The walk also includes a short section of the Grand Union Canal including Crane's Lock.

distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Billesdon - Leicestershire

A linear Leicestershire walk which uses paths and bridleways to explore the countryside to the south and east of the Billesdon. Return to the start can be made using Centrebus route 747 which has a regular service between Skeffington and Billesdon.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

A pleasant amble through the Leicestershire countryside that lies to the south of Countesthorpe. The route visits the village of Peatling Magna before heading north back to the start.

distance 6.83mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the countryside and villages to the southeast of Countesthorpe. The route includes a section of the Leicestershire Round long distance footpath.

Hambleton Peninsula circular walk
distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hambleton - Rutland

This Rutland walk follows a clockwise route around the Hambleton Peninsula created in 1976 when the reservoir initially opened. The route uses concessionary paths for much of the way. Views across the Reservoir can be enjoyed throughout.

distance 10.96mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -515ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Twyford and Thorpe - Leicestershire

This circular walk to the east of Leicester follows a section of the Leicestershire Round. The walk visits the villages of Somerby, Thorpe Satchville, Owston and, of course, Twyford.

Walking Dodford/Weedon circuit ( Download : )
distance 2.7mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dodford - Northamptonshire

Taking in the road walking along the A45 but with nice views of rolling countryside, a saunter along the Grand Union, (there's a memorial bench under the A45 to rest and lunch and keep dry), and then heading off the canal towards the village of Dodford with a Grade 1 listed church to visit. Parking at the village hall or opposite the church.

distance 10.9mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croft (Leicestershire) - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the area to the west and north of the village of Croft, which lies to the south-east of Leicester. The walk uses paths and bridleways and a section of road walking to complete the route.

Walking Newnham, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 7.23mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newnham - Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

Walking Flecknoe-Braunston ( Download : )
distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -292ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wolfhampcote - Warwickshire

Lovely circular route on paths, bridleways and canal.

distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rearsby - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk starts from the attractive village of Rearsby and explores the countryside and villages lying to the east. The route also includes a section of the Leicestershire Round.

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : )
Hoby circular walk
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hoby with Rotherby - Leicestershire

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.

Walking Old John & Beacon Hill ( Download : )
Old John & Beacon Hill
distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newtown Linford - Leicestershire

This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.

distance 5.26mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

A fairly flat route that follows a former railway line, the Grand Union Canal and passes through Stanton Low and Linford Manor Park.

distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

This walk starts and ends at Willen Local Centre (parking). You travel northwards to Tongwell Lake, then westwards to the Grand Union Canal at Giffard Park. Much of the route is southwards alongside the canal until reaching Campbell Park. The route continues southwards beside the canal, leaving the Canal Broadwalk to enter Woolstone in the direction of The Barge pub. It then continues towards the River Ouzel, turning northwards towards Willen Lake and from there back to Willen Local Centre.

distance 4.64mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Campbell Park - Milton Keynes

The walk starts at the car park for the Tree Cathedral on Livingstone Drive, Newlands - close to Gulliver's Theme Park and the David Lloyd Sports Centre.

Walking A short walk from Haynes ( Download : )
distance 6.94mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haynes - Bedfordshire

Only a short distance from Bedford, this is really a delightful rural ramble in the home country of John Bunyan, starting on open uplands, descending to the plain surrounding Bedford and finishing through a stretch of woodland reserve. (The latter only in spring through autumn; in winter a longer alternative must be taken.) There is opportunity for refreshment near the end of the walk. It could be combined with walk 1130.

distance 7.64mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -233ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Middleton Cheney - Northamptonshire

This delightful walk explores parts of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire using a section of the Millennium Way. The route starts from Middleton cheney and continues via Thenford, Upper Wardington and Chacombe back to the start.