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Planning your walk.

Planning a walk requires a few decisions to be made:-

  • where to go

  • how far

  • in which direction.

The walk provides for the local residents and visitors who wish to take a leisurely short stroll in the attractive countryside surrounding Northampton. It is envisaged that many walking clubs and organisations will take up the challenge of the full 50-mile circular route.

The walk leaflet, available from Millets shops or many Northamptonshire outlets, or these outline maps provide sufficient information to follow sections of the way-marked route with ease, but the purchase of a ordnance survey map completes the picture and gives a better understanding of the villages, features and depth of history in the county.

Suggested ordnance survey maps: -

  • explorer 207

  • explorer 223

  • explorer 224

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Useful telephone numbers

Northamptonshire county council Rights of way section 

Forest Enterprise          

Brixworth country park          

Sywell country park    

Northampton visitor information centre   Guildhall road, Northampton NN1 1DP.

01604 237700

01604 696239

01604 883920

01604 810970

01604 838800



Northampton has a regular rail service from London Euston station and Birmingham New Street station.

Time table information telephone         0845 748 4950

Coach service

Northampton has regular coach services from London Victoria coach station, Birmingham and Nottingham.

Time table information telephone: -

  • 09050 562810 (London service)

  • 09064 142814 (Birmingham service)

Bus services

The Greyfriars Bus Station is situated in the centre of Northampton and services are provided to local villages

Time table information telephone         0870 608 2608

Special services

During the summer months Northamptonshire County Council provides a Saunterbus service to many of the places of interest around Northampton and points on the 'Northamptonshire round' walk route. The Saunterbus picks up and sets down passengers at any recognised bus stop on the route and anywhere safe in rural areas.

Time table information telephone   0870 6082608 Traveline

Stagecoach customer care         01604 676060

Own Transport

Car-parking area's are located at:

  • Brixworth country park

  • Pitsford reservoir 

  • Sywell country park

  • Castle Ashby 

  • Salcey Forest 

  • Stoke Bruerne 

  • Blisworth 

  • Bugbrooke 

  • Harlestone 

  • Brampton Valley Way.




See details in the appropriate villages, where we have been informed of accommodation.  Any proprietor's of accommodation and/or places of refreshment that would like to be included please email us with the details

Also try Northampton Visitors Centre on 01604 838800


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