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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Start at Dodford Village hall car park turning right out of the car park but then bearing left up to the A45.
(1) Turn left head towards Weedon. At the roundabout, go straight over.
(2) Adjacent to the Heart of England swing left and access the canal. Head north.
(3) The bridge with the memorial bench is the A45. Continue under the next bridge and immediately turn right and up on to a countrylane. Turn right over the canal and then over the railway bridge.
(4) Follow your nose till you come to a T junction and turn left. Follow your nose and you will arrive back at the village hall.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 335ft - Dodford village hall car park
1 : mi 0.29 - alt. 407ft - A45
2 : mi 1.23 - alt. 315ft - Bridge
3 : mi 1.95 - alt. 308ft - Bridge
4 : mi 2.54 - alt. 325ft - T junction
D/A : mi 2.7 - alt. 335ft - Dodford village hall car park
Heart of England for a pint.
A45 bridge on the canal for a rest.
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