Braunston - Old Plough - Circular Walk

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The walk starts from the Old Plough Public House on the High Street. And takes you through Braunston village on to the Jurasic Way, giving you a rare view of Bragborough Hall, it continues through open fields to the beautiful little village of Ashby St Ledgers, The command centre for the Gun Powder Plot 1605. From Ashby St Ledgers it then crosses the A361 through the woods surrounding Barby Reservoir, and on past Chapel Farm (Former home of Dr. Arnold. Rugby School) rejoining the road near Barby Nurseries,then left down Longdown Lane (the Willoughby Road), and finally taking another Bridle path leading across open fields with some breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside on your way back to the starting point at The Old Plough for a well earned meal.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Pub, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/06/2012 - Brian Roach

Re Dennis's Comment: I went back out on this walk and spoke to the farmer about the problems in the area WP15- WP17. He tells me that they only use the electric fence strip grazing system at certain times in the year, and where possible they never cross the footpaths, at any point where the electric fence does cross a footpath they always install a "gate" (an insulated section with a hook). Navigation in this area is not the best, but that is due to poor signage. I may go back with a tin of paint and paint a Tree or fence post to indicate the correct route from a distance. Best Regards, Happy walking. Brian

15/04/2012 - Dennis Johnson

Quite nice countryside and without wanting to put anyone off this walk but from points 15...17 the direction of the footpaths is extremely difficult to follow. Not just this but in this area there is an abundance of electric fences many of which seem to cross over or cut through the public footpaths. In fairness this is mentioned on the directions but there are times on this section, trying to navigate my way through, that I felt that I was walking through a war zone! Cannot recommend walking this bit with children.

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