Walking in South Northamptonshire

As outlined by the Government, during these difficult times you are permitted to exercise outside of your home as frequently as you may need and aren't restricted by distance.

One of the best things you can do during lockdown is enjoy our natural assets. We’ve collaborated with Global Mapping to produce a series of walking guides for South Northamptonshire that take you through our district’s attractive villages and stunning countryside:

There are some additional walking routes available at Brackley Routes.

If you would like to receive hard copies of any of these guides please email economicgrowth@southnorthants.gov.uk.

Group walks

As of 1 August 2020 group walks of up to 30 people are allowed. The COVID-19 lockdowns have been hard for all of us who love getting out into the fresh air, so great news for walkers.

The pandemic has meant changes for us all, here you will find all documentation that you must do differently that will help restart a group walk in a COVID secure way.

The Ramblers have up to date information on group walking and guidance on how to keep safe and protected when enjoying the great outdoors.

Longer walks

  • Knightley Way
    Enjoy this 12 mile route as it visits Foxley, Farthingstone and Fawsley Park and ends in Greens Norton. Much of the route passes through attractive countryside formerly owned by the Knightley family of Fawsley Hall.
  • Grafton Way
    Explore this 13 mile walk that follows the Grand Union Canal towpath and then takes to undulating farmland and villages. It’s named after the Dukes of Grafton who were large landowners in the area during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Learn more about walking in South Northamptonshire with the Northants Area Ramblers.

You can also visit the Walking in England website which has information on Northamptonshire walks which are available to download and print, as well as information on free walking routes, ordnance survey maps, finding a walking club and walking books.