Hi everyone & welcome to my (& The Westie’s) walking blog. After months of research we’ve found that most people drive through (on the M1) one of the most beautiful counties without stopping to see what we offer. Me & the Westie hope to change this so please look out for our evolving blog re walks. If you have any local walks you’d like us to include please contact us

Friday 20th October: We’re going to shortly start writing up the first of our 3 walks in South Africa near Storms River. We think the map below might give you an idea of what to expect

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Tuesday 17th October: “We’re Ladies you know!!” Our walk round beautiful Southwold is now on the blog – Walk 97 under the “Outside” tab

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Sunday 15th October: Getting ready for another trip for work outside The Shire, this time in Manchester & Nottingham. Hopefully we’ll be able to have a look at The Nottingham Trail which takes in some of the sights of the city centre

Wednesday 11th October: We’re still working outside The Shire, but that gives us an opportunity to write up some of the walks we experienced on our travels earlier in the year. One summer’s evening we did the beautiful “Railway Children” walk around Haworth. We can highly recommend it & it’s on the blog now – Walk 96 under the “outside”tab

Thursday 5th October: Our summer’s evening walk around Highgate’s now on the blog – Walk 95 under the “Walks outside Northamptonshire” tab

Thursday 5th October: Beautiful walk around Cambridge last night & discovered some footprints! Wonder who they could belong to??

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Friday 29th September: Our Highgate walk is nearly written up. So love the Whittington Stone

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Tuesday 26th September: Really enjoyed our chat on BBC Radio Northampton today. If you missed it click on the link below & scroll forward to 1:10:15 to have a listen

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05f64xs

Sunday 24th September: Fancy a figure of 8 walk visiting two of our lovely canal villages? Then have a look at Walk 102 from Yelvertoft to Crick & back which is now live on the blog. Plus you could also combine with our Crick historical village walk

Saturday 23rd September: We’re back from an amazing two weeks in South Africa & even managed a couple of walks out there to bring you. So now it’s back to business as normal – listen out for us on BBC Northampton on Tuesday about 1pm

Monday 4th September: We’re off on our travels so won’t be updating our blog for a couple of weeks

Thursday 31st August: Our recent short walk round the St James’s area of London is now on the blog under the ‘Outside’ tab & what a corker it is!!

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Saturday 26th August: Work’s meant that we haven’t been able to get out much over the past week or so, but we’re still writing up our recent explorations which will be coming on the blog soon. Plus we’re preparing for our South African adventure in September!

Wednesday 16th August: This evening we did the fantastic 6 mile Railway Children walk round Haworth, taking in the house, Dr’s House, tunnel, shops etc. Plus of course the wonderful Oakworth Station – they were running steam trains today, but sadly we were too late

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Tuesday 15th August: If you missed us on BBC Radio Northampton talking about our Brockhall walk then click on the link below, or copy & paste it into your server, press play & scroll forward to 1:06:30

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Tuesday 15th August: Tune into BBC Radio Northampton today about 1.05pm to listen to us chatting to the fab Helen Blaby about our superb walk round Brockhall

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Thursday 10th August: Blimey can you believe we just published our 101st walk in Northamptonshire. 101!!!!

Tuesday 8th August: Constant rain in West Yorkshire’s making any walking impossible so maybe next week

Sunday 6th August: Fabulous day at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. Plus we met the people from Bradt travel guides & may have an opportunity to do something

Friday 4th August: Know we’re a Northamptonshire Walks blog, but we do love exploring all this country offers, especially London

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Thursday 3rd August: We’re going to be spending quite a bit of time in Bradford over the next couple of weeks. We know the city well so are looking for other places that have short walks. Huddersfield looks really interesting with many different cultural walks

Tuesday 1st August: Our excellent evening walk around Southwark & Bankside in London is now on the blog – Walk 93 under the ‘Outside Tab’

Sunday 30th July: Really enjoyed walking the 17 mile London Circle Line yesterday. So much to see & it really is the best to get to know a city. Here’s our route…

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Tuesday 25th July: Fabulous weekend on the Suffolk coast with some excellent little walks. On Saturday we’re down in London taking on the 17 mile Circle Line challenge of visiting all the stations on the Line

Friday 21st July: We’re visiting Suffolk this weekend & hopefully will be able to do some short walks round Southwold, Aldeburgh & Thorpness

Wednesday 19th July: If you missed our chat on BBC Radio Northampton yesterday then click on the link & scroll forward to 1:07:30 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05702v4#play

We’ve also just published Walk 99 which is inspired by Max the Dog’s morning walk round Collingtree & Milton Malser

Monday 17th July: Our work in London’s almost done & it’ll be good to get back to The Shire. Last night we had a superb walk round Southwark & Borough & came across the incredible & sad Cross Bones Graveyard. More details coming when we write the walk up

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Thursday 13th July: We couldn’t do the walk we wanted to in London last night as the Formula 1 teams were in town & many roads were closed. We did however do a superb walk round St James area which will be a great read & is highly recommended

Tuesday 11th July: Work’s taken us down to London again so tomorrow we’re hopeful of a walk round the Strand, Embankment & Fleet Street. In the meantime we’re writing up our Collingtree & Milton Malser two pub stroll

Friday 7th July: Our recent walk “hob-nobbing” round Belgravia & looking for Lord Lucan is now on the Blog under the “Walks outside” tab – check it out…it’s fab!

Thursday 6th July: We’re working down in London this week & did a great little walk round Highgate on Sunday evening. Today it’s been 34 degrees & tonight we’ve had thunderstorms – hope they’re heading towards our allotment in The Shire

Saturday 1st July: Blimey that’s half of 2017 gone already, but when we look back on where we’ve walked then we’ve done a lot! Last week we did a superb figure of 8 walk from Yelvertoft to Crick & back. Then last night we did a circular walk between two great village pubs. Next week work takes us down to North London so we’ll be having a look at Highgate. There’s just so much to see & here’s looking forward to a great second half of 2017

Sunday 25th June: Our latest walk (98) is now on the blog. Starting in beautiful King’s Cliffe, it heads through Fineshade Wood & then down the valley to the stunning hamlet of Blatherwyke to return along the lakes

Wednesday 21st June: Really loved chatting to Helen on BBC Radio Northampton today. The walk we talked about is No.63 on the blog. If you missed it, click on the link below & drag forward to 1:10:35

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054l2vm

Tuesday 20th June: We’re back on BBC Radio Northampton tomorrow at roughly 1.05pm talking about our Warkton & Weekly walk

Thursday 15th June: The stroll we did around the village we stayed at in France (La Roche-Canillac is now live – Walk 91 under the ‘Outside’ tab

Wednesday 14th June: Fantastic circular walk today around beautiful Brigstock & then into Fermyn Woods where we had a close encounter with a fox, two Samurai warriors & the Bocase Stone

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Friday 9th June: The second stage of the Nene Way is on the blog under the “Nene Way” tab

Tuesday 6th June: Our latest London walk round Marylebone & Paddington, walking in the ‘footsteps’ of Richard Branson is now on the blog. It’s Walk 90 under the ‘Outside’ tab

Sunday 4th June : We’re back from a great week in the Correze area of France & the hamlet we stayed in was so beautiful we thought we’d do a short walk to show you round. That’s coming shortly along with further walks in London & the second part of the Nene Way

Friday 27th May: We’re off to the Dordogne area of France for a week tomorrow so see you when we get back

Wednesday 24th May: Really loved chatting with Helen Blaby on BBC Radio Northampton this afternoon

Thursday 18th May: Our latest walk round the Northampton Washlands is now on the blog. It’s one of the most important places for migrating birds & yet not many people know about it

Tuesday 16th May: Today we walked the second leg of the Nene Way from Kislingbury to Cogenhoe & came across this new mum

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Wednesday 10th May: The second of our walks we did when working in South Wales is now ‘live’. Walk 89. It’s a look at Swansea City Centre

Friday 5th May: We had a great day doing two walks in London yesterday. In the morning a 7 mile stroll taking in Little Venice, Marylebone & Paddington. Then in the afternoon a 3 miler around very posh Belgravia. Watch out for them on the blog soon!

Wednesday 3rd May: First 11 mile stage of the Nene Way between Badby & Kislingbury completed today. What was interesting was that we’d walked every inch of today’s route as part of other circular walks. Have to say how well the route was signposted though

Tuesday 2nd May: Did you know Brockhall has an association with the CIA? No…well check out our Walk 96 to find out why

Sunday 30th April: We visited Everdon Stubbs ancient woods today & the bluebells were magnificent

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Wednesday 26th April: Really excited to be asked to be part of a monthly walking feature on Helen Blaby’s programme on BBC Radio Northampton. First one on 24th May at 1.05pm

Thursday 20th April: Our recent walk round the Mumbles peninsula is now on the blog under the ‘Outside’ tab

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Friday 14th April: Our superb walk round the Covent Garden area of London took some time to write up but it’s Walk 87 under the ‘Outside’ tab now

Friday 7th April: Tonight we sat in total peace & solitude watching the sunset at Three Cliffs Bay. Pure bliss

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Monday 3rd April: Superb walk today on Rhossili Beach. We shared it with some noisy Stonechats

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Friday 31st March: Our look at the Bradford Heritage Trail’s now ‘live’ – Walk 86 under the ‘Outside’ tab

Monday 27th March: We’re back in Swansea for the next couple of weeks & have just had a stroll round the city centre. Now we have a laptop cable again our fantastic walk around Kings Cross, St Pancras & Camden is now under the ‘Outside’ tab

Wednesday 22nd March: Our blog’s been quiet over the past week as we’re away & have left the laptop cable at home!!

Saturday 11th March: We’ve been walking ‘up North’ this week so took the opportunity to have a look at Bradford’s Heritage Trail. Write up coming soon

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Tuesday 7th March: Our latest historical look at Stratford upon Avon is now live! It’s a Walk 84 under our ‘Outside Northamptonshire’ tab

Friday 24th February: Over the next few weeks we’ll hopefully be walking around Bradford, Halifax, Beccles & Port Talbot. Try & spot us!

Wednesday 22nd February: Our latest Northamptonshire walk is here now – just follow the light from the Northamptonshire Lighthouse

Tuesday 21st February: We tried to have an AA walk round Bletchley today, but it was so far out of date it was unbelievable & impossible to do. Come on AA update your walks

Saturday 18th February: Our walk round Mayfair is now live under the ‘Outside’ tab

Thursday 16th February: What a gorgeous local walk today keeping the ‘Northampton Lighthouse’ in view at all times

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Wednesday 15th February: Almost finished writing up our Mayfair walk & we may have got to this famous church on time…

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Wednesday 8th February: So our 94th Northamptonshire Walk’s now live!

Wednesday 8th February: Plenty of walking over the last couple of days. Firstly a lovely early spring walk round Kinewell Lake near Ringstead & then a stroll in Mayfair in London

Monday 6th February: Our latest village walk in the Welland Valley around lovely Cottingham’s now live on the blog

Thursday 2nd February: Our village walk round lovely Middleton’s now on the blog!

Wednesday 1st February: Illness has stopped us walking recently  but our walk round Middleton’s almost written up

Monday 23rd January: Our stroll around the Hamilton peninsula on Rutland Water’s now live to see under our ‘Outside’ tab

Friday 20th January: Fancy a walk round Helmdon? It’s live on the blog now

Wednesday 18th January: Been busy walking over the last couple of days with strolls around Helmdon, Middleton & Caldecott, plus a lovely 5.5 mile walk round the Hambleton peninsula on Rutland Water

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10th January: Our walk round Weedon Bec surprised us as it’s a village we’ve passed through many time without thinking it might have something else to offer. How wrong we were! Check out Walk 90 now

3rd January: Our stroll last summer round lovely Broadstairs is now under our ‘Walks outside’ tab – Walk 81

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Saturday 31st December: Happy New Year to all our readers & looking forward to sharing many more walks with your in 2017

Friday 30th December: A dank really foggy day in The Shire today. We had a walk round Sywell Reservoir but couldn’t see the water!

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Wednesday 28th December: Our next published walk will be our third from last summer on the Kent coast around Broadstairs. Today though we started a walk around Weedon Bec, but had to stop as the fog was too thick. The town has an amazing link with Napoleon & the picture below which we’ll explain when we come back

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Monday 26th December: Merry Xmas to all our readers. Our stroll in London taking a look at Soho, Theatreland & ending in Parliament Square is now ‘Walk 80’ under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab

Tuesday 13th December: Our lovely evening walk around the small city of Chelmsford is now live under ‘Outside’

Monday 12th December: Fabulous short walk round hidden Soho at the weekend. Some places still give a cheeky nod to this are of London’s past

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Tuesday 6th December: Really wish we’d had our cameras with us this morning. Driving from the top of the hill down into Grantham the whole town was shrouded in mist & all you could see was the majestic spire of St Wulframs

Thursday 1st December: The start of the final month of 2016 & it’s a beautiful frosty morning in deepest Lincolnshire. We decided to ditch the car & walk to work today – so good for the mind & soul

Tuesday 29th November: Get tha’ flat cap ‘n whippet & come for a walk round Rochdale with us. Walk 78 under ‘Outside’ now on the blog

Monday 28th November: Work’s meant we haven’t had much time for walking recently although did get a chance to revisit the magnificent St Wulframs in Grantham who were holding a beer festival

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Tuesday 15th November: Our superb walk along the Great Ridge is now on the blog – walk 77 under ‘Outside Northamptonshire’

Wednesday 9th November: Good evening Portsmouth! We’re hopeful of following in Nelson’s footsteps tomorrow evening on the walk he made to HMS Victory

Saturday 5th November: Had a very short stroll along the Canvey Island sea wall this evening & the rain was coming sideways. Cheered up by the inspirational walking stories on BBC Countryfile tonight. Please buy a yellow beanie for £5 which goes to Children in Need – we have & will be wearing on our chilly walks

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Thursday 3rd November: Going to London? Then try our latest walk round Bushy Park & Hampton Court. It’s under our ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab

Saturday 29th October: Almost another summer’s evening walking over with the turning back of clocks tonight. Our short circular pub walk between Burton Latimer & Isham’s now on the blog – Walk 89

Tuesday 25th October: We’re working down in Essex for the next few weeks so no walking in The Shire! However, we’re hopeful of having a look at Basildon’s & Chelmsford’s Heritage Trails if the light permits!

Friday 21st October: Our look at the heritage trail in the Kent seaside town, Herne Bay, is now under the ‘Walks outside” tab (walk 75)

Thursday 20th October: Working up in Rochdale this week & really looking forward to exploring their town heritage trail

Sunday 16th: After 49 miles was some kind of witchcraft trying to prevent us completing the final stage of the Northampton Round? Did we make it? Find out with the final stage between Church Brampton & Brixworth Country Park now under the Round tab

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Friday 14th October: The penultimate stage of the Northampton Round between Nobottle & Church Brampton can now be seen under the Northampton Round tab. Only one more leg to go!

Wednesday 12th October: No new walking at the moment, so we’re taking the opportunity to catch up on the writing side. Stage 9 of the Northampton Round’s now available to view

Tuesday 11th October: Our superb walk around beautiful Canterbury’s now live under ‘Walks outside’

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Monday 10th October: After 2 weeks with no laptop we’re finally back & many walks to catch up on (watch this space!). Last week though we walked the ridge between Lose Hill & Mam Tor & rate it as one of our Top 5 – probably the best ridge walk we’ve done in England (so far!)

Friday 23rd September: Hello to the ‘big wide world’ & welcome to our blog

Wednesday 21st September: We’re looking at making some changes to the blog over the forthcoming months, including moving to a ‘dot.com’ address & opening it up to the world in general. The idea behind this is to see if we can pursue a commercial aspect to the site. Watch this space & then tell your friends!

Monday 19th September: We’ve so many walks to write up at the moment. Stage 8 of The Northampton Round which covers the section between Blisworth & Bugbrooke is now available under that section of the Home Page

Friday 16th September: Our walk round our old home town of Horncastle is now live under ‘Walks Outside’. Looking forward to our walk round Hampton Court tomorrow

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Wednesday 14th September: Today we finally completed The Northampton Round (a 51 mile footpath all around the town). How good it was to finally see Pitsford Reservoir again!

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Wednesday 7th September: Was hoping to do some more of the Northampton Round today, but best laid plans! We’re currently writing up a walk round Horncastle – a town where we grew up & looking at the changes that have happened over the years

Sunday 4th September: Our gorgeous walk round the Walls of York’s now under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Thursday 1st September: We’ve just updated Walk 47 in ‘Outside Northamptonshire’ to include our recent trip to The Museum of London & The Guildhall Art Gallery to see the amazing Roman Amphitheatre

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Wednesday 24th August: We’re preparing to head off on our travels again tomorrow but, in the meantime Stage 7 of the Northamptonshire Round (Stoke Bruerne – Blisworth) is up on the blog

Monday 22nd August: Our attempt at Stage 6 of the Northamptonshire Round (Piddington – Stoke Bruerne) is now available

Thursday 18th August: Excellent few days in Kent. Walks done in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Herne Bay & Whitstable – plenty to write up

Sunday 14th August: Superb couple of days in Lincoln, especially seeing the ‘poppy wave’ at the Castle. Now back in The Shire & getting ready for next week’s trip down to Canterbury

Friday 12th August: Loved York, especially the City Walls walk – coming at some stage. Today onwards to Whitby for some fish n chips & then down to Lincoln #ontour

Sunday 7th August: This week we’ve managed another stretch of the Northampton Round. We’ve now covered 32 miles & only have 18 to go. This week we’re heading to York & looking forward to walking the city walls. In the meantime Walk 88 in ‘Northamptonshire’ is now live. This is our short walk exploring the village of Syresham

Wednesday 3rd August: Yesterday we had a stroll round another of Northamptonshire’s small villages – Syresham. Today though our “otter sighting” walk near Little Dunmow in Essex is now on the blog – Walk 71 in Walks outside Northamptonshire

Friday 29th July: Was all ready to go on the next stage of the Northampton Round today & then the rain started again – maybe next week

Tuesday 26th July: Next is our walk from Little Dunmow where we unexpectedly spotted an otter

Monday 25th July: It’s taken some time, but our latest walk round the centre of Braintree, Essex is now there to see…

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Thursday 21st July: Do you know what…sometimes life ain’t that great but how we react to it is more important. Coming soon our walk round Braintree

Wednesday 13th July: Work has meant walking has been limited recently, but we’ve 3 from deepest Essex to share with you, starting with a stroll round beautiful Thaxted which is now under Walk 69 in our “Outside” tab

Wednesday 6th July: Walked by the River Chelver in Essex tonight & was so lucky to see an otter

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Sunday 3rd July: Our walk in Edinburgh taking in The Water of Leith & Dean Village is now live (Walk 67 in Walks outside Northamptonshire)

Thursday 30th June: Whilst working in Braintree, Essex this week, we’ve stayed in the stunning village of Thaxted. Whilst there’s no specific walk, we’ve gathered enough of the history to shortly do a small piece, so watch this space…

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Friday 24th June: Our latest walk around Troon’s now live on the blog

Tuesday 21st June: Work commitments mean that we’re still unable to walk in the County, but we’ve been seeing sights such as the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough & The National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, which we had a fab walk round tonight

Thursday 16th June: Really happy to be back in The Shire tonight. We’ve also just posted our walk round the amazing Falkirk Wheel (walk 65 in Walks outside Northamptonshire)

Wednesday 15th June: Gorgeous short walk round Dean Village & The Water of Leith in Edinburgh last night. We’ve now moved down to Durham & took the opportunity for a close-up look at the stunning statue that’s known as the Angel of the North

Monday 13th June: Another week away from Northamptonshire, this time back in Scotland & Durham where we hope to explore the city. One of our Scottish walks is now available under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire”, our stroll round lovely Stirling

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Tuesday 7th June: Due to work commitments, most of our walks are outside the County. Here’s one we did a couple of weeks ago ‘uuuup North’ in Newcastle

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Friday 3rd June: So flamin’ June isn’t here quite yet, but our latest walk around Worcester is now live on the blog – Walk 62 in ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

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Tuesday 31st May: The last day of the month & a real scorcher in Scotland today. We had two great small walks round Stirling & Falkirk & also stopped of to look at the Forth Bridge on the way

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Thursday 26th May: Really looking forward to working in Scotland again next week. We hopefully will be doing some walks round Falkirk, Alloa & Irvine. Let’s hope the weather holds

Sunday 22nd May: Fabulous walk today round Oxford which we’ve done before, but still good. Our walk round Beverley’s now available to see

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Wednesday 16th May: Loved our walk round Newcastle the other evening…beautiful weather & a vibrant city with plenty of history

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Sunday 15th May: Looking forward to visiting Newcastle tomorrow & a little walk round the city centre

Wednesday 11th May: Come have a walk around Grantham with us. Is this town for turning??

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Tuesday 10th May: Came down to Bournemouth yesterday expecting sunshine on the beach. Instead we found rain! At least we had the beach to ourselves…

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Thursday 5th May: Our walk, listed as one of the Top 10 in the UK, around Rhossili Beach is now live on the blog under the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Sunday 1st May: Badby Wood was looking amazing today & every year the bluebells never fail

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Friday 29th April: Our walk around Dundee is now on the blog

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Thursday 28th April: We walked in bad weather round the centre of Grantham tonight & very interesting it was too. This is a sculpture modelled on local man, Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion

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Friday 22nd April: Great walk on Wednesday over the Rossili cliffs & then back along the beach & Worm’s Head. Stunning place & weather!

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Tuesday 19th April: With a bit of luck we’ll be paddling along this stunning beach tomorrow evening

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Sunday 17th April: This lady is an inspiration to our walking blog. We were raised in a small Lincolnshire town where Gladys Tingle worked at the Mermaid Chippy where you could get a bag of chips & some scrumps (batter bits) for 3d. She used to participate in the local Skegness to Horncastle walking race until it was no more. Today Gladys ran the Lincoln 10K aged 85. One word….Respect!

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Thursday 14th April: It doesn’t seem a week since we were walking round Dundee & St Andrews. Next week we’ll be back towards The Gower & the following one up in the North East. Our St Andrews walk is now ‘live’ under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Wednesday 13th April: We’re now back in The Shire & busy writing up all our recent walks. The one round The Harlestones should be here later & St Andrews later in the week. Work all week, so missing the sunshine & fields

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Wednesday 6th April: Fabulous early morning walk round St Andrews this morning

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Sunday 3rd April: Our walk round East Haddon & Holdenby’s now live…Walk 86. We’re heading north to hopefully do some walking round Dundee & St Andrews this week

Thursday 31st March: Fabulous walk round the Harlestones today

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Tuesday 29th March: Our latest walk round the lovely traditional Melton Mowbray is now there to see under “Walks outside Northamptonshire” – Pork Pie!

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Sunday 27th March: Happy Easter to all our ‘bloggers’

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Monday 21st March: Our stroll up & down Rockingham Hill’s now live

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Gorgeous picture of the castle & the Sondes Arms

Friday 18th March: Hastings Old Town walk is now live – ‘Walk 55’ under Walks outside Northamptonshire. We were hoping to get out for a walk today, but it’s too cold & drizzly

Thursday 17th March: Almost done writing up our Hastings Old Town walk – we seem to have met a foyle though…

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Tuesday 15th March: Lovely walk round Melton Mowbray & then we just had to buy one…

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Thursday 10th March: Our Geddington walk may be here later tonight & we’ve now started writing up our Hasting’s one from last week. Loved the beach-launched fishing fleet

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Tuesday 8th March: In ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ our walk around The Seven Sisters & Beachy Head’s now there to see. What’s its links with Sherlock Holmes?

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Monday 7th March: We’ve spent a fabulous couple of days walking round the Seven Sisters & Old Hastings. Both walks coming soon plus today’s superb little stroll round Geddington & Newton

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Wednesday 2nd March: Great walk round the Seven Sisters & Beachy Head on Monday. Back in Northamptonshire our walk round historic Braunston’s now there to see – walk 83

Friday 27th February: Another weeks walking done & here’s another from Rothersthorpe. Next week we’re excited to be on the South Coast having a look at Beachy Head & the Seven Sisters

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Tuesday 23rd February: Our latest walk round Newport Pagnell’s now on the blog. It’s been a beautiful day & we’ve been strolling round Braunston

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Friday 19th February: It’s still pretty damp in those Northamptonshire fields

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Thursday 18th February: Currently writing up our walk round Newport Pagnell town centre. It’s got lots of interesting history, but for us as a 007 fan will only be remembered for one thing…

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Tuesday 16th February: Our walk round lovely Pontefract’s now live on ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ What a ‘sweet’ place it is…

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Thursday 11th February: Up & down the country this week & we’ve seen many dawns. Today’s in Leicester was rather nice

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Monday 8th February: We’re writing this in a very stormy Llangollen. Here’s our latest town walk in much better January weather just over the border in lovely Olney

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Saturday 6th February: We always try & bring something back from our travels. This week from Hemsworth it was Yorkshire Curd Tart – love it!!

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Friday 5th February: We’ve been working this week so no walks for us – how about you?

Tuesday 2nd February: It was really cold ‘Up North’ today, but we had a lovely walk round the centre of Pontefract. Lovely chatty locals who were keen to talk about their town. Loved the smell of sweets in the air too

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Monday 1st February: Our walk 81 around Northampton’s Shoe Quarter’s now there to see. Today though we had a fab walk round Newport Pagnell

Sunday 31st January: Really looking forward to visiting Shrewsbury tomorrow & seeing what their heritage walk has in store. Our walk round the Shoe Quarter of Northampton will also be here tomorrow evening

Thursday 28th January: Wollaston’s Green Plaque walk’s now live

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Thursday 28th January: The Wollaston Green Plaque walk should be up live this evening. If the meantime we’re criss-crossing the country with work at the moment & are looking forward to sampling Shrewsbury’s Heritage Walk next Monday

Thursday 21st January: Our all weather walk around lovely Uppingham’s now on the blog!

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Wednesday 20th January: Quick ‘twitching’ walk round Summer Leys this afternoon. Plenty to see including this gorgeous little fellow

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Sunday 17th January: There’s snow in Northamptonshire today! Stay in the warm then & read our latest walk (79) looking at the blue plaques in Rushden

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Tuesday 12th January: Next up will be the ‘Blue Plaque’ walk round the centre of Rushden. We were quite impressed & this sign we saw outside the church made us chuckle

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Monday 11th January: Our ‘all-weather’ walk around beautiful Oakham, just over the County border is now ‘live’ – Walk 50 under the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab

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Thursday 7th January: The walks are coming thick & fast! The second one from our Xmas break in Dorset is now there to see. Walk 49 under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

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Monday 4th January: Our latest walk (78) looking at the history of Crick is now ‘live’

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Saturday 2nd January: Welcome to a New Year of walking Northamptonshire. Let’s do it & explore places we’ve never heard of or been before

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Monday 28th December: Our next walk’s around Weymouth where it’s good to know that…

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Saturday 26th December: Although we like travelling it always feels good to come back to the Shire

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Wednesday 23rd December: Can’t believe it’s two days before Xmas & we were on the beach at Lyme Regis. The Cobb looked magnificent

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Monday 21st December: The weather was wild & beautiful on Portland Bill yesterday

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Friday 18th December: Our walk round Chepstow’s now available – Walk 48 under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’. Now it’s off to spend Xmas in Dorset – maybe some cliff top walking!

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Sunday 13th December: Wondered why our walk around Crick didn’t look right. We were following the Heritage Trail & turned over 4 pages at once! A good excuse to revisit then, but in the meantime writing up Chepstow

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Wednesday 9th December: Fab two days in lovely Chepstow & looking forward to another one there next week

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Monday 7th December: Our latest walk (77) round lovely Middleton Cheney’s now there to see

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Sunday 6th December: Currently writing up Middleton Cheney & Crick, but heading over to Chepstow for work tomorrow – let’s see what it has to offer

Monday 30th November: Our latest walk round the centre of Daventy’s now live

Sunday 29th November: Daventry’s calling…sorry coming. Wonder what we thought?

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Thursday 26th November: Our latest walk outside Northamptonshire around the City of London’s now there to see

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Wednesday 25th November: Isn’t it good there’s still some honesty in this world Northamptonshire. We could see this in Middleton Cheney

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Sunday 22nd November: Next walk up is our stroll round the stunning City of London, followed by Daventry & Middleton Cheney

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Thursday 19th November: Has Daventry disowned the £?

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Monday 16th November: Our walk around Kettering’s Industrial Heritage’s now there to see – walk 75

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Sunday 8th November: Not much time for walking last week or this as work kicking back in – still a couple to write up though…

Tuesday 3rd November: Although not in the County our fabulous walk from Fenny Stratford including Caldecotte Lake’s on our blog now! It’s the latest on the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab. If you do it watch out for Tim the Heron. He’s normally there…

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Sunday November 1st: November 1st…November 1st? 19 degrees on our walk today #lovingit

Tuesday 27th October: Just finished writing up our final walk of our Ireland road trip around Killarney

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Tuesday 20th October: Our latest walk from Wolvercote along the canal to Oxford & returning along the Thames Path is now there to view – Walk 44 under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

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Tuesday 13th October: Although not in glorious Northamptonshire our next published walk is a must do – better get writing!

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Monday 12th October: Well our latest walk round Easton on the Hill is now there to see! It was great apart from this monstrosity…

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Sunday 11th October: Three walks to write up so better get writing…Easton on the Hill, Oxford &, our most recent, Fenny Stratford…

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Monday 5th October: There’s a mini around Stoke Bruerne on the site now!

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Sunday 4th October: The second of our Irish Road Trip walks is now Under the ‘Outside Northamptonshire’ tab is now there to see (Walk 43). It’s round lovely Dingle

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Tuesday 29th September: Several new walks coming soon as the weather at the moment’s so good. Today we were in beautiful Stoke Bruerne watching a great artist at work

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Thursday 24th September: Our latest walk in Northamptonshire around Wicken is now there to see

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Monday 21st September: Walk 42 in ‘Outside Northamptonshire’ is here to see now. It’s the second of our walks in Ireland – beautiful Galway

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Thursday 17th September: It appears from the hedgerows that it’s going to be a great Sloe Gin season…

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Tuesday 15th September: Nice 4.5 mile from Wicken village today under brooding skies

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Monday 14th September: Lovely walk along the canal near Cosgrove yesterday with a coffee at the revamped Navigation. Just love The Horse Tunnel under the canal

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Wednesday 9th September: Our first walk from our recent trip to Ireland’s now available to see..Walk 41 under ‘Walk’s outside Northamptonshire”. It’s beautiful Westport in County Mayo

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Thursday 3rd September: Apologies Northamptonshire but our next 3 walks will be ones we did in Ireland

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Thursday 3rd September: Why not pop over the border & have a fantastic 6.5 mile stroll around beautiful Warwick? Check it out now Walk 40 under the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab. Watch your step though…

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Tuesday 1st September: Our walk round Warwick’s coming soon & then we have 560+ photos to edit from our 2 weeks in Ireland!

Monday 31st August August: Fabulous two weeks trip around Ireland & some walks coming soon around Westport, Dingle & Killarney

Saturday 15th August: Bags packed & ready to start our tour of Northern Ireland & Eire on Monday. Follow our blog here

Wednesday 12th August: A week working in London & not much time for walking, but did  stroll the 2 miles between Kings Cross & Brick Lane today in beautiful weather. The Salt Beef Beigel was worth it alone. In the meantime our short walk around The Port of Leith is now there to view under the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab

Sunday 9th August: Fabulous 7 mile walk just over the county border in & around beautiful Warwick today – this is a walk you must do! Coming soon

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Monday 3rd August: Our fantastic walk round Edinburgh City Centre’s there now to see under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Sunday 2nd August: Another week done in Edinburgh & a cracking short walk round the Port of Leith. Great walk today round Summer Leys again

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Friday 24th July: Back in a very rainy Northamptonshire – there won’t be much walking today! Back to beautiful Edinburgh on Monday & hopefully a walk round Leith

Monday 21st July: Fabulous two hour walk around the sights of Edinburgh last night. Even the sun came out at the end

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Friday 17th  July: We’re getting ready for Edinburgh next week, but in the meantime Walk 71’s now there to be seen around Great Doddington & Summer Leys Nature Reserve

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Wednesday 15th July: Just finishing writing up our walk from Great Doddington around Summer Leys. It’ll be here tomorrow night!

GD1 Monday 13th: We’re off “international” for a few days over the next 3 weeks so some walks around beautiful Edinburgh planned

Friday 10th July: This week we’ve been walking around Earls Barton & Great Doddington. Our cultural walk in Leicester City Centre including the fabulous Market’s also now there to see under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

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Friday 3rd July: Welcome to July & our 70th walk in Northamptonshire’s now there to see. A lovely 4 mile stroll near Finedon

The people were trying to teach a young dog to retrieve from water Monday 29th June: It’s going to be hot, hot hot over the next few days so, if you’re out there walking, get that high factor cream on!

Wednesday 24th June: Have a look at our latest Walk 69 in the highest parts of our stunning county

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Monday 15th June: We’re on a writing roll today as Stage 5 between Yardley Hastings & Piddington is also now on the blog

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Monday 15th June: Our latest Stage (4) of The Northamptonshire Round between Cogenhoe & Yardley Hasting’s now there to view

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Saturday 13th June: Really enjoyed walking round Leicester yesterday & seeing the excellent Richard III exhibition

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Wednesday 10th June: Fabulous walk around Hellidon today. The first 2 stages of ‘The Northamptonshire Round’ are now available to see under the tab of the same name

IMG_2083 copy Friday 5th June: Yesterday we completed stage 2 of The Northamptonshire Round & that’s now 23 miles under our belts. Only 28 to go!

Wednesday 3rd June: Second stage of The Northamptonshire Round tomorrow, but in the meantime our short walk round Greens Norton now there to see

Tuesday 2nd June: Flaming June’s here (well not quite yet!). This week we’re hopeful of doing the next stage of the Northampton Round, but in the meantime the short walk that we did around the centre of Brackley’s now there to see. We must admit we didn’t know Brackley that well, but it’s a lovely little town so go & have a look

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Thursday 21st May: Stage 1 of the Northampton Round completed yesterday…Brixworth – Holcot – Sywell – Mears Ashby – Ecton – Cogenhoe. Not the easiest paths to find in certain places! Hopefully complete stage 2 next week

Wednesday 20th May: This map’s better…let’s go

New Wednesday 20th May: The boots are waterproofed; the camera’s primed; the sarnies are made; the maps are folded…better start the 51 mile Northampton Round tomorrow then!

Stations Tuesday 19th May: Loving our latest walk – where is this Northamptonshire?

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Thursday 14th May: Our latest walk round beautiful Winwick & Honey Hill’s now there to see. A cracker!

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Tuesday 12th May: Currently writing up our walk around the stunning hamlet of Winwick in the west of the County. May be heading for walks in neighbouring Warwickshire later in the week

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Saturday 9th May: Walk 63: ‘Ise’ Spies our short tea shop walk around Warkton & Weekley is there to see – Go Walk! (& have a cup of tea!)

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Thursday 7th May: Walk 61: ‘Steel Yourself’ which is around Middleton & East Carlton will be here to see later today. Lots of history & great views

Mid4 Wednesday 6th May: A ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ is now there to see – walk 35 under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ It’s a cracker! Next it’s back ‘Up North’ to the Welland Valley

Friday 1st May: Our Walk 61 around Bugbrooke & Nether Heyford’s now available to see. Coming next Elephants & Bears!!

Friday 1st May: Happy May Day everyone! We celebrated by walking 7 miles across some of Northamptonshire’s most hilly parts starting from the beautiful hamlet of Winwick. We’ve still got 4 walks to write up so better crack on!!

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Thursday 23rd April: Fabulous walk around Yardley Gobian & Grafton Regis, but tonight in the local park capped it as the bluebell’s are out early this year

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Tuesday 14th April: Back to Northamptonshire for our next walk, which will be here soon…a lovely little stroll from Kislingbury

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Wednesday 25th March: Have a look under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ as our latest walk (33) in The Rhondda’s now there to see…

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Monday 23rd March: We’ve been doing lots of walking so shortly have some to show you around Fotheringhay, Kislingbury, Sudborough, Bugbrooke, Rhondda & Aberdare. Next up Fotheringhay

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Sunday 15th March: We did a cracking little 4 miler around Kislingbury on Friday & Spring had definitely arrived!

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Tuesday 24th February: Had a fab walk around Buckingham this afternoon & met this lovely lady sat on a dashboard reading The Sun…

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Tuesday 3rd February: Fancy going back to school & a rather posh one at that? Then check out Walk 54 around Oundle

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Wednesday 21st January: A bad knee means no walking this week so plenty of time to write old ones up! Our New Year’s Eve walk around Montmartre in Paris is now there to see under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ (Walk 28)

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Monday 5th January 2015 Looking back, what a year of fabulous walking it’s been both inside & outside of Northamptonshire. And…with what’s planned in 2015 it’s going to be more of the same so here’s wishing all our followers a fantastic walking 2015 We’ve also just published a walk we did last year around Prague (under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’)

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Monday 29th December: The Moon was looking great yesterday too…

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Thursday 18th December: Looking like we might have finished new walks for this year, although are currently writing up a very long ‘international’ one in beautiful Prague

Thursday 11th December: Our latest Walk (No. 49)’s now there to see!

Wednesday 10th December: Northamptonshire is just so stunning…

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Wednesday 26th November: Starting to write up our Florence walk

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Wednesday 19th November: Our walk around Antrim’s finished & hopefully be on the blog tomorrow night

Wednesday 12th November: Back in Lincoln this week so have a look at our previous walk round that great city. In the meantime just finished our walk in Pisa which is there to see now under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Saturday 9th November: Yesterday had a fantastic walk around Antrim…beautiful place & beautiful people. We’ll miss the place when we leave tomorrow, but will definitely come back & explore more…

2014-11-07 10.36.29 Thursday 6th November: Unable to do any walking in Antrim today so we’ve finished writing up our walk around Bath. Check it out under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ above

Tuesday 4th November: After Pisa & Florence last week now it’s Antrim & Loch Neagh in Northern Ireland – soooo many walks to write up!!

Saturday 25th October: Time to move on from Cardiff to find walks anew, but just one final confession with The Rev James…

Thursday 23rd October: Our walk from Penarth to Lavernock Point’s now there to see \ Thursday 16th October: Our latest walk in Northamptonshire around Canons Ashby’s now there to see

Wednesday 15th October: Great sunset walk across the Cardiff Bay Barrage tonight & will update our Cardiff walk

Friday 10th October: Had to take advantage of the great weather today & being back in The Shire so did a fab walk around Canons Ashby & Moreton Pinkney. Oh & ‘Walk 47: Irksome around Irchester’ is there to see now!

Tuesday 7th October: Cardiff Bay was looking fab tonight!

Wednesday 1st October: To us October is the start of Autumn proper with beautiful colours & shortening days. Work’s taking priority at the moment so local walks are as & when, but we’ll be out with the camera

Wednesday 24th September: Updated our Walk 34 around Flore after doing again last weekend. There’s now a sign pointing out something we thought was an old shed. This building, first mentioned in the sale of the farm in 1758, is a rare example of an Ox Hovel & is the only known one in Northamptonshire & maybe one of the earliest examples of cattle housing in the UK first mentioned in the sale of the farm in 1758 You see…you never know!!

Thursday 18th September: Don’t you just hate it when the Council closes a path & says ‘temporarily’ when the date is December 2011. Letter coming me thinks! Still didn’t spoil yesterday’s walk around Irchester Country Park & along the Nene. Lots of signs of autumn

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Thursday 11th September: All work & no play makes Jack a dull boy! Have we been dull…certainly not doing walks around Aberdeen & Cardiff

Thursday 4th September: Our fantastic Walk 17 along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path’s up now under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’. Need to get back to County walking soon

Monday 25th August: The Stowe walk’s just been updated to include the interior of the  House

It's a bit like Hogwarts!

It’s a bit like Hogwarts!

Friday 22nd August: Our walk around Three Cliff Bay’s available to see now!

Monday 18th August: Just finished our walk around the stunning Three Cliffs Bay on The Gower – coming soon

Wednesday 13th August: Our fantastic walk around Hengistbury Head is available to view now under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’

Sunday 10th August: Northamptonshire has had to take a back seat for the past few weeks, but there’s shortly coming walks around Hengistbury Head, The Gower & The Pembrokeshire Coastal path

Thursday 31st July: The ‘Cockle Trail’ is now up & running under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire”

Wednesday 30th July: The Poole ‘Cockle Trail’s’ coming tomorrow night…it’s great & so were the Fish n Chips!!

Sunday 27th July: Day out in London combined with a walk around Greenwich. Fabulous views…

Thursday 24th July: And finally here’s the ‘7 Church Challenge’ under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ Took a long time to walk & write up, but it’s a cracker!

Wednesday 23rd July: Phew! 7 Church Challenge finally in the can. Coming live tomorrow night. These 12 mile walks take some writing up

Sunday 20th July: Worked down south this week so took the opportunity for some fabulous walks around historic Poole, Hengistbury Head & local beaches – so stunning

Wednesday 16th July: Stepped on a broken tile in the kitchen today & deep cut on foot so no walking tomorrow. Better get that ‘7 Churches’ finished then!! Did have a lovely paddle on Bournemouth beach last week, but no time to do a proper walk

Thursday 10th July: Walk 46: ‘Stampeding around Whilton’ is on the blog now!

Tuesday 8th July: Our walk around Whilton Locks & Long Buckby’s ready to go. Coming Thursday night. Now for the ‘7 Church Challenge’

Thursday 3rd July: Went across the border today to do the ‘7 Church Challenge’ in North Beds. It’s a 11 mile walk & at lunchtime we were passing through beautiful Carlton. The village store looked great so we popped in & it was like a deli you’d find abroad – fantastic We met Will who made us a great ham & mustard oven bottom bap

Monday 30th June: The paths this time of year are really clear

Saturday 28th June: Getting a bit behind! The Kings Cliffe walk’s now ‘live’. This week we’ve also had a cracker around the Whilton area, despite being charged at by cows!!

Monday 23rd June: Would have loved to have been out in the sunshine today but too much to do. Kings Cliffe walk likely to be available to see on Thursday evening

Friday 20th June: Looking for suggestions for our 50th walk & currently the Northamptonshire stretch of The Nene Way is looking favourite. Will take a few days but that sounds fab

Thursday 19th June: Here’s 3 from today’s walk

Thursday 19th June: Lovely walk in the North East of the County around Kings Cliffe & Apethorpe

Tuesday 17th June: Currently writing up our short visit to Fermyn Woods in the north-east of our county

Sunday 15th June: We’ve just published our Addington Water Meadows walk. It really is a cracker

Thursday 12th June: Walk around Addington water meadows coming soon, but had a fab time at Fermyn Woods yesterday snapping some amazing wildlife

Friday 6th June: Family of swans from yesterday

Friday 6th June: Great walk yesterday. Our walks around Welford & Cosgrove are available to see now

Wednesday 4th June: Rain, rain GO AWAY!!

Sunday 1st June: Walk 40 around Cransley’s now available to see. Welford & Cransley still to write up so plenty to do!!

Thursday 22nd May: Our walk around Aynho’s up now!!

Tuesday 20th May: Aynho’s ready to publish on Thursday – now what about Cransley…

Monday 19th May: Taking advantage of the great weather! Friday’s walk was around Cransley Reservoir area (what a hidden gem!) & then today we’ve been near Welford

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Cransley Reservoir

Sunday 18th May: Our Aynho walk’s going to be our next published one – it’s a long one to write up as there’s a walk within a walk

Friday 16th May: Twywell’s now available to view

Thursday 15th May: Our latest walk from Twywell’s coming around 8pm

Monday 12th May: We’ve finally managed to enable you to print off each walk. At the bottom of each walk is a “Print” button. Hit that et voila

Friday 9th May: Fabulous 4.5 mile walk today around ‘The Apricot Village’ Aynho

Thursday 8th May: And Ravensthorpe’s available to view now – Walk 37

Wednesday 7th May: Ravensthorpe walk’s ready to go tomorrow night

Thursday 1st May: Our Walk 36 around Badby is now available to view

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Monday 28th April: Just finished writing up the Badby Wood walk – have to say it looks fab!

Sunday 27th April: This week we walked around Badby Wood & Ravensthorpe Reservoir. The walks are coming soon

Tuesday 21st April: Our next walk is back in Suffolk around Lavenham. Coming soon…

Saturday 18th April: Our Grendon walk’s now live!! Check it out

Friday 11th April: Writing up the Grendon walk makes me remember how this one really typifies the Northamptonshire countryside

Thursday 10th April: Walk 11 in Outside Northamptonshire around Colchester’s now live!!

Wednesday 9th April: The start of our Grendon walk – it really makes you want to walk through this gate

Monday 7th April: Easton Maudit the other day – a stunning typical English view

Saturday 5th April: Walks around Flatford in Suffolk & Flore in Northamptonshire now on here to view

Friday 4th April: Phew it’s been a busy week so not much walking done & currently have 4 walks to write up! Head down for some serious blogging me thinks!!

Friday 28th March: We were hoping to get to Lyveden today, but didn’t. We did manage a great little 4 miler around Flore & definitely saw 2 paces of life…

Thursday 27th March: Walks 32 & 33 are now Live!!

Wednesday 26th March: Just finished typing up walks around Litchborough & ‘The Pattishalls’. Looking forward to sharing them with you tomorrow

Tuesday 25th March: Looking forward to heading back to the gorgeous city of Lincoln tomorrow

Monday 24th March: Spent the weekend walking in Essex & Sussex. Fabulous little walks to write up around Flatford, Lavenham & Roman Colchester, but first need to concentrate  on ‘The Shire’ with Litchborough & Eastcote

Friday 21st March: Our latest Northamptonshire walk around beautiful Wadenhoe is available to see now

Wednesday 19th March: We were out across the fields again today & they’re really drying out now. A fab & lung testing 3 1/2 mile walk around Litchborough & Farthingstone

Monday 17th March: Amazing walk around Wadenhoe & spent ages watching an incredible Kingfisher, Red Kites & Butterflies

Thursday 13th March: Two new walks available to view now in ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’. Blickling Hall & Newmarket

Tuesday 11th March: We’re going to publish 2 new walks Thursday night but, due to work commitments, they’re outside ‘the Shire’ in Norfolk & Suffolk

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Ready to go…

Monday 10th March: Been walking round Newmarket. Up at dawn on The Gallops

Thursday 6th March: Our latest short walk around Harlestone Firs is here to view now

Friday 28th February: Unfortunately my best mate & the original Westie, Monty left us today aged 17

Friday 28th February: Our latest walk (29) around Raunds is now up & running. Have to say we thought it had sadly lost its soul

Tuesday 25th February: Great weekend in Norfolk & walks coming, but saw 2 birds we’ve never seen before…a Treecreeper & this gorgeous very tame Turnstone

Tuesday 25th February: Missing the walks along Maundesley Beach in Norfolk

Monday 24th February: Great weekend in Norfolk & daffodils already out at Blickling Hall

Thursday 20th February: We’ve been all over this week but our walk around historic Higham Ferrers is here now!!

Sunday 16th February: Work done for a week so it’s time we did some walking

Monday 10th February: Walks around Higham Ferrers & Raunds today where we saw an advert for The Chelveston Church Snowdrop Festival this weekend so went & had a look…

Wednesday 5th February: Was going to try & do a couple of small walks today, but storms are coming in fast so it’s a no-go! Still there are signs that spring is around the corner & the nights are drawing out…

Monday 3rd February: Thought we’d try a walk around another of our major towns…Kettering. Well we couldn’t find Tourist Information despite signs, Council & Library only gave grunts & everywhere else appeared to be closed! Have sent message to KBC…let’s see what happens. Came home somewhat disillusioned…

Saturday 1st February: Work & bad weather preventing walking, but Stowe walk now up & running under ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ – just….

Sunday 26th January: When will this rain finally stop?? Currently writing up our walk around Stowe Gardens

Thursday 23rd January: Tonight we’ve published Walks 26 & 27 around Sulgrave & King’s Sutton. Check them out

Monday 20th January: Unable to get out & about due to other commitments. But we have walks around Sulgrave, King’s Sutton. Stowe Gardens & Cambridge coming on here soon!

Friday 17th January: Our great walk around Northampton’s beautiful Abington Park is now live. Coming next Sulgrave

Monday 13th January: Just finished writing up our walk around one of the top 5 parks in the country. We’ll publish on Thursday

Sunday 12th January: Fabulous walk around beautiful Cambridge today

Friday 9th January: As we can’t get on the fields due to the weather at the moment, today we did a couple of village walks in the far south west of the county…Sulgrave & King’s Sutton. Stunning & so much history in them both…we now have a lot of work to write this week up!

Thursday 8th January: Spent the afternoon in the sunshine walking around Stowe Gardens – stunning! We even saw some Goosanders.

Wednesday 7th January: Had a nice stroll around Abington Park today & fun stalking a Green Woodpecker. Then, on recommendation, explored Rectory Farm Pocket Park. Nice day in the sunshine

Saturday 4th January: Our short stroll around Rothwell’s coming soon. Let’s hope 2014 brings hot sunny days to allow us to get out across the fields again

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Saturday 28th December: We’ve just published our 5th walk outside Northamptonshire…a stroll we put together on our weekend in Dublin

Monday 23rd December: Here’s our walk around Towcester! See walk 23.

Monday 23rd December: The weather’s foul so there’s no walking today, but our walk around Towcester’s coming later

Thursday 19th December: Was out in Rothwell today so did a bit of research & took the camera. We’ve now got a little town centre walk to write! Now have 4 in production…busy busy!

Wednesday 18th December: Fab little 3 miler round Towcester this pm dodging the showers. Great fun watching a kingfisher. Got a photo of him but can only just see so will return with the wildlife lens. Did you know that kingfishers always return to the same perches…& I now know 2 of his so it’ll be a waiting game!!

Wednesday 18th December: In the ‘Walks outside Northamptonshire’ tab we’ve just published our Bedford River Walk

Thursday 12th December: Our Lincoln walk’s now here to see

Wednesday 11th December: Here’s an article on Becket’s Park..look under ‘About Northamptonshire’

Wednesday 11th December: We’re off to Dublin at the weekend & have decided to take the camera & are planning a walk. We promise that it won’t all be pubs!

Tuesday 10th December: Loving typing up our Lincoln walk. It’s fab

Monday 9th December: Been across to Bedford to finish a walk off today. Spent the the weekend before last walking around historic Lincoln. Both coming soon.

Saturday 7th December: Walk 21 around the Welland Valley is there to see now!

Thursday 5th December: Welland Valley walk coming soon.

Thursday 28th November: Great couple of walks this week. First one around Chapel Brampton & the second in the beautiful Welland valley near the Harringworth viaduct. Reports coming soon!

Monday 25th November: We’re planning walks in the north of the county this week…watch this space…

Sunday 24th November: Spent a day in Bedford & although 1 bridge across a path closed still had a great little walk around the river area. Took the camera but forgot the recharging battery…ooops

Wednesday 20th November: We managed a couple of walks yesterday around the Ouse Valley near Stony Stratford & then in the afternoon taking in the late autumn colours around Sywell Country Park. The first of these (Walk 18) is available to view now

Friday 15th November: Our latest walk (Walk 17) around Thrapston & Titchmarsh nature reserves is available to view

Monday 11th November: Hey….come & walk with us round Dorchester

Thursday 7th November: All walks now updated

Wednesday 6th November: We’ve a capacity problem with the blog so trying to resolve, so it may look different for a while with pictures missing

Wednesday 30th October: Great walk in the East End of London….coming here tomorrow

Monday 28th October: We’re heading out of Northamptonshire this week…things to do in London tomorrow so this week’s walk’s is going to be in the East End…watch out for ‘The Ripper’

Sunday 27th October: Batton down the hatches there’s a storm coming!!!! If we can we’re going down to London to do a walk outside the county.

Tuesday 22nd October: The weather’s been too bad to walk across fields so today we tried out the Wellingborough Heritage Trail – report coming soon!

Monday 21st October: Please don’t this weather be the end of our field walking this year!!

Friday 18th October: Weather forecast for next week looks really bad. Can we get out there……we’ll do our best!

Thursday 17th October: Our Northampton town centre walk’s now available to view

Sunday 13th October: Don’t think we’re going to fit in a dog walk this week so going to publish one I did earlier around the main sites of Northampton

Thursday 10th October: We had a great canal & hill-side walk last Monday. We’re putting it on here tonight!

Friday 4th October: Walk 13 now live!

Thursday 3rd October: Walk 12 now online!

Wednesday 2nd October: – Walk 12 written up & ready to publish in NorthantsHour at 8.30pm tomorrow. Walk 13 to follow at end of the week

Monday 30th September – A couple of short pub walks in the south of the county today

Thursday 26th September – fancy a quick walk in Salcey Forest? We were looking for Owls. Heard them but didn’t see

Wednesday 25th September – busy week so just a quick walk but well worth it. Coming soon!

Wednesday 18th September – We’ll be publishing our latest walk at 8.30pm tomorrow

Tuesday 10th September – Walk 9’s now available to view

Monday 9th September – dodged the rain to have a great riverside walk today – report coming soon!

Saturday 7th September – hoping to do a great riverside around Oundle on Monday.

Friday 6th September – Latest walk from yesterday now available

Thursday 5th September – Fantastic 8 miles today mainly across fields around Old, Lamport, Hanging Houghton & Scaldwell. Boy was it hot & lots of hunting out shade for water breaks. Not many photos so shouldn’t take too long to write up.

Tuesday 3rd September – unfortunately had to work Monday, but walk coming up this Thursday!

Thursday 29th August – Great walk planned for Monday around Litchborough (& it includes a tea room!)

Wednesday 21st August – back from a fantastic time in Sorrento Italy. We’ve got some great new walks coming up!

Monday 5th August: Given the weather we couldn’t do the long walk in the east of the county, but managed a fabulous little 3.7 miler near Yardley Gobion. Writing up now begins…

Sunday 4th August: One of our latest ‘4 legged followers’, Go Beau Go’s dad, Go Cheers Go, is a Hollywood star! Click on this youtube link to see him in the trailer for ‘Husbands’ which is just starting its 3rd series youtube.com/gocheeksgo

Saturday 3rd August: Have a great walk planned in the east of our fantastic county for Monday . Hope we can pull it off

Friday 2nd August: Monday’s walk is now published (Walk 6)

Monday 29th July: We’re back! A great short walk around The Bringtons & Althorp today. Report coming soon!

Sunday 21st July: Unfortunately other stuff to do but Friday we should be off!

Thursday 18th July: Almost there & looking at a couple of short but great walks on Monday – watch this space!!

Sunday 14th July: Feet hurting at mo but raring to go

Friday 12th July: Thinking about just some short sharp pub walks next week in the East & North of the County

Thursday 11th July: feeling much better & looking forward to getting back out there again next week

Friday 5th July: Last Monday’s walk now available ‘Walk 5’

Monday 1st July: Frustrating walk for man & dog completed in the south of the County. You’ll see why when we publish…

Sunday 30th June: Decided to stay in ‘The Shire’ for tomorrow’s walk near Brackley

Saturday 29th June: Monday’s walk could be our first outside the county

Friday 28th June: Following tonight’s #northantshour Jean Edwards sent us her fantastic drawing of Whiston church from our path. How amazing!

Whiston Church picture by Jean Edwards @jeaned70

Whiston Church picture by Jean Edwards @jeaned70

Thursday 27th June: Busy planning our walk for Monday. Think it might be our first outside of the county. Need to avoid the wild animals though…

Wednesday 26th June: Walk 4’s up there now!

Monday 24th June: Fantastic 10 mile walk today. Now to write it up…

Sunday 23rd June: Really pleased to hear tonight that Maisy has been successfully re-homed & yet at the same time slightly sad 😦

Sunday 23rd June: Lots of rain today, but forecast looks better for tomorrow…10 mile classic Nene, villages & fields walk planned for Monday plus an amazing Tea Room….mmmmmmmm

Thursday 20th June: Loads of Northamptonshire & National walks & others starting to get involved. Send me some of your favourite walks & let’s put them up. Am thinking my first outside Northamptonshire walk may be a classic I’ve done several times in one of my favourite places…The New Forest.

Thursday 20th June: Sad no walk tomorrow but other priorities, but hopefully we’ve got a 10 miler ear-marked for Monday…weather permitting…

Wednesday 19th June: Walk 3 is up….enjoy!

Monday 17th June: Great walk today. Currently writing up & will be available within the next couple of days

Sun 16th June: Tomorrow we have fields, a gunpowder plot,  home made jams & a canal in mind

Sat 15th June: Tonight we have more gorgeous followers from around the world including Mexico & Texas. Check out under our 4 legged followers tab

Fri 14th June: Weather forecast really bad for today so walks postponed until Monday 🙂

Weds 12th June: See ‘Our 4 legged friends tab’ for new followers. Thanks so much guys & a special mention goes to Rocko from New Zealand – if ever I’m having a bad day I’m gonna look at your picture. Priceless….

Tuesday 11th June: Tonight we have gone worldwide. Check out our ‘4 legged followers’ from Toronto & Tokyo. Thanks for your support guys it’s much appreciated

Mon 10th June. No walk today due to other commitments. Weather permitting we’ll be out there Friday

Mon 10th June: Started compiling the ‘About Northamptonshire’ page of the blog which will be a moving feast, but if you have any favourite places you want me to publicise either put on here, tweet or email me.

Sat 8th June: Sad to say after a couple of months Maisy has moved out of Northamptonshire to new owners & I really hope all goes well. Have to say it’s been a real privilege to build such an amazing close bond with an intelligent dog in such a short time & I’ll miss her terribly.

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