Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Northamptonshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
1 day ago

This hike is great and I'll be back to try it in drier and firmer conditions as its very muddy and slippery underfoot in both directions. Not suitable for anyone who is taking children in pushchairs but in backpacks, they would probably love it as there are quite a lot of animals to see as well as the possibility of trains as you pass both over and under the railway.

Not a bad walk, easy to follow paths, mostly hard paths and free from mud, so good in the winter. Perfect with children or dogs as not too strenuous.

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muddy
1 month ago

this would be a great trail on a dryer day as there are a lot of incredibly muddy patches where I nearly lost my footing even in decent hiking boots.

This trail is great for anyone who is wanting to take kids or pushchairs as it's mostly pathed. Even with recent rainfall it is still easily walkable all the way around.

Great trail, although very muddy in places. It's excellent for taking the dog, although make sure to keep them on a lead around the sheep as you approach Lower Harlestone from Harlestone Firs.

Great route, it had rained last night but the trail was still really easy to walk, even over the fields. Will definitely do it again. I took my dog with me and she loved it, really great workout for us both.

Lovely little trail now ticked off my list. Would be great to bring children and perhaps a scavenger hunt. Not long enough for me on my own but perfect for kids and small dogs and you could always do it a couple of time around.

hiking
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail for a beginner who is looking to up their distance. It's pretty flat, although stony in places and really could do with some bigger shady patches, especially in hot weather. If you want to avoid the expensive parking fees, park on the causeway as it's free, although space is limited.

I'm not sure that we actually took the right trail. we visited Harlestone Firs woodland but did first try looking for the route as marked out by this app. I'm not sure where I went wrong but I enjoyed the walk around the woodland nonetheless. This is my first time using the app but I'll definitely use it again.

A lovely quick walk route, about an hour to two hours depending on your abilities, this walk takes you a little off the well worn tracks around Harlestone firs and onto lesser well known footpaths across the farmers fields before returning back through the firs, through and back under the railway line then cutting across the fields to Harlestone village where you can have a quick refreshing stop at the lovely Fox and Hounds pub, then back across the fields and firs back to the starting point near the main gates. Carpark is on the main road. I completed this walk in September and it was warm and dry, some paths may be muddy in winter though and you may need to go around the edge of some fields instead of right across where the footpath goes. Harlestone firs is popular for walking and cycling and this route can be done by both. Enjoy.

Lovely walk using an old disused railway line, pathway along the river Nene and farmers fields to take in the beautiful Woodford village and Little Addington where there is a nice pub for a quick refreshing drink! I parked at Stanwick Lakes car park which is £2.50 for the whole day. All in all a good walk with easy to follow footpaths and not much walking on roads. Allow about three hours for this walk.

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bugs
2 months ago

It’s an fairly easy walk on flat ground and good pathways all the way round. Good for family’s with small children or push chairs, but if you want something a bit more challenging then it’s maybe not for you. In the summer you get a lot of swarms of flies around the waters edge. You can park at three locations to complete the loop either at Brixworth country park, Grange Lane in Pitsford village or on the causeway at the Holcot/Brixworth road car park.

Not a bad walk, all fairly easy flat walking. Starts off interesting with the country park and disused railway path which is now a linear wildlife park. Lovely views of rolling fields of Northamptonshire. A little too much walking on roads though for my liking where other footpaths and bridleways could have been used to link it all up and be more adventurous. Therefore I only give it three stars. Took me two hours and was 7.5 miles, 13,900 steps.

Absolutely brilliant it is amazing for dog walkers and I recommend this to everyone

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muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Nice decent walk.

hiking
4 months ago

very good for practice walks, cakes are great in the shop. nice 5km loop.

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no shade
6 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

As there is a cycle hire shop there we had a few bikes and went on a cycle around the reservoir ... it didnt take too long either ... stopped off at the cafe for coffee and sausage rolls .... Easy to cycle as its fairly flat ..

Great walk to get the blood pumping, ok in good weather, but if it has rained the day before if can be a little muddy.

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muddy
6 months ago

Very muddy if it rains.

Me and my lad are in training for the Yorkshire 3 peaks so we thought we’d have a go at this walk. My lad found it ok but I struggled at places , need more training. But all in all it’s a very nice walk, nice views recommend doing it. Might do it again

It’s a nice trail, but very poorly marked out in areas. Be prepared to get a little bit lost at times!

a lovely walk with the dog even if I did go a bit wrong!

Enjoyable walk - a long stretch on tarmac roads from Thorpe Mandeville to Upper Wardington, otherwise excellent

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bugs
no shade
8 months ago

I had a fractured back and it is getting better so I give this a try to build my strength back up , done the walk up n good time I could feel my back at the end of the walk but not to bad ! Was a good walk got two new Pokémon on the way around bonus!! Has three stops and I took the gym Go me all in all a very nice walk!

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