Brixworth

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Brixworth to Holcot

Distance 3.25 miles

Description Clockwise

The parking, refreshments and toilet facilities at Brixworth Country Park make this an ideal starting point for a walk, be it a short stroll or the start of the 50 mile Northamptonshire Round route.

You should not encounter any mud on this section, as the route is on hard paths, all the way to Holcot village.  It is, therefore, suitable for disabled person wheelchairs and baby carriers etc.

Leaving the Brixworth Country Park Visitors Centre follow the way-marked route down towards the reservoir, and then continue along the northern shore line until you reach the second car-park, off the Brixworth to Holcot road.  Turn right, crossing the causeway, and continue on this roadside path until you reach Holcot village.

On entering the village take the first turn left down Rectory Lane, this is just after ‘Rose Cottage’.   This village path turns right and then you need to be careful to pick-up the next right turn into the churchyard of St Mary’s and All Saints Church.

Follow the path through the churchyard which exits into Main Street, Holcot.

Holcot has accommodation and one Public House.

 

Description Anticlockwise

Gain access to the Walgrave road at Holcot through an imposing gateway with pillar mounted eagles. You have now arrived at Holcot Turn left towards village and left again into Poplars Lane Continue up this road to pickup a foot path on your right. 

At the end of this path cross the road into the Church yard exiting on northern perimeter into a small lane, turn left and follow lane until it emerges on to the Brixworth Road, turn right. Continue down this road crossing the Pitsford Reservoir on the causeway and then turn left through a car park to emerge on a path on the northern side of the reservoir. 

Following this well maintained path until you arrive at Brixworth Country Park with its refreshment and parking facilities.

 

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