Byfield - Woodford Halse - Byfield

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Leaving Byfield along the main road, the route soon takes a hard track that joins a bridleway in fields high above the valley that slopes away to the left. The little settlement of West Farndon is a joy to walk through, the few houses and cottages pretty and appealing in their rural setting.

Meadows and pastures follow on the way to Woodford Halse, a large village with good shops and interesting, old buildings. After exploring the long main street, the walk reverses its direction to walk into Hinton, a short distance from Woodford, on the other side of the railway bridge. Again, the buildings are old, some of an unusual nature that pertain to the days when the working railway influenced the wealth of the village.

The rest of the walk is on footpaths across fields towards Byfield, the scenes rural and open, with distant views over Northamptonshire farmland. The Church of the Holy Cross in Byfield, sitting high on a bank, is a fine architectural delight and the last point of interest at the end of this walk.   

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
02/05/2020 - Dennis Johnson

Really pleasant walk which is extremely well described on the directions Please note at point 3 the wooden gate is now metal . Another metal gate shortly follows. Worth exploring Woodford Halse when you get there. It adds on a nice loop to walk up the main road as far as the church whereupon if you take the left turn just before it (Castle Road) it will take you into the woods and by following the stream left it will bring you back to point 8 near the railway bridge

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