Starting in Newnham we will walk through the pretty village of Everdon, on to Fawsley Park (calling in at the 13th century Fawsley church), to Badby, via the Knightley Way and Badby Woods, then back to Newnham. There are a few uphills, one trig point (Everdon Hill) and some nice views! Fingers crossed we will be treated to the sights and smells of a carpet of bluebells in Badby Wood- will know more nearer the time!
Woodland and gentle escarpments around a stretch of the Wychavon Way near the River Avon. Hopefully the fruit trees will be in blossom.
Running from the 4th-7th May, the group have a weekend away in Snowdonia. Please note this weekend away is FULLY BOOKED.
A quick loop of the town centre and Rugby School environs, before anyone thinks we look out of place, then out into the countryside via a recently resurfaced section of former Great Central Railway land. Crossing the Rains Brook valley, a fairly steep climb brings us into Barby, where we stop for lunch, probably in the pub garden. Before our descent back into the valley, we should get a good view over the Grandborough plain towards Shuckburgh, Napton, Southam, Draycote (etc.)
Long horizons across Northamptonshire. From Everdon, via Everdon Stubbs to Bugbrooke, crossing the Grand Union Canal and North West mainline before returning via the Nene Way.
A walk of around 15 miles in the Peak District. Details to be confirmed, but including the Roaches. The Roaches, with Hen Cloud, Five Clouds and Ramshaw Rocks, form a gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak. They stand like a line of silent sentinels guarding the entrance to the Peak District, worn into fantastic shapes by the elements. Also, there's a nice tea room.
A walk through Hay Wood to the parkland of Wroxall Abbey, across to Rowington and then follows an attractive stretch of the Grand Union Canal.
Bredon Hill is a haven for walkers. The Hill is the largest outlying hill of the Cotswold’s and is wholly located in the county of Worcestershire, The hill is one of the 175 classified Marilyns of England, so expect some climbing on this walk.
If there is interest Michael and Katherine may be happy to put on an additional walk in the Peak District, forming a weekend away. If you are interested please let them know first and then arrange your own accommodation. Details TBC.
A walk taking in Mam Tor and the Great Ridge (Peak District). The viewpoint at Mam Tor stretches north over the Edale Valley to Kinder Scout and the Derwent Moors. Travel up on the day for a "Sunday Walk", or travel up the day before or Friday for a "weekend away" with a possible Saturday walk too. Please sort your own accommodation, after letting Michael know you are coming for the Saturday. Details TBC.