Braunston, Admiral Nelson Circular Walk

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Braunston has for many years prospered from the work and industry brought by the canal system. However, this walk starts at the Admiral Nelson pub and immediately turns its back on the canal, the first half-mile being quite an uphill climb, but from there on the terrain is reasonably level and the next two miles will give you some breathtaking views of the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire countryside.

It takes you back in time through the small hamlet of Wolfhampcote and its beautiful old Church of St Peter. The village was abandoned sometime in the late 14th Century and is classified as a deserted medieval village. Local legend suggests that the village was wiped out by the Black Death brought in by refugees from London. From here you return to Braunston and the canal, go through Braunston Marina and the boatbuilding workshops and pass a couple of locks before returning to your start.

Actual walking time is about two hours twenty minutes, but because there is so much to see, do allow three-and-a-half hours.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland
23/10/2011 - Steve Moore

Nice easy walk, well signposted and easy to follow.

13/08/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Brian Roach for his updates for this walk. August 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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