Fawsley Hall - Badby - Church Charwelton

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From stately Fawsley Hall, now a conference centre, hotel and restaurant, this is a little excursion into the most perfect of English landscape in rural Northamptonshire. Through the parkland of the Fawsley Estate, the route enters the quiet beauty of Badby Wood, where the deep blue hue of bluebells in the spring is breathtaking. Badby Village is very picturesque with idyllic cottages lining the streets. Large areas of pastureland are walked on the way to Church Charwelton, where the charming little church stands beside the manor-house, all that remains of a medieval settlement. The way continues in the same serene and tranquil manner, with the occasional farm building adding interest to the scenes, before reaching Little Fawsley, a tiny settlement of a few desirable dwellings with the splendour of stunning countryside all around.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

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Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Stately Home, Wildlife, Woodland
19/05/2013 - Noel and Lesley Johnson

This is a superb walk. The weather was sunny today which made the views even better. We actually started at Badby, and on the return we walked all the way round Badby Wood which was filled with Bluebells. The extra made it about 9 miles. Great!

20/03/2011 - Don McIntosh

This is a very enjoyable walk, certainly on a good day like yesterday, but the stated height gain (60M) vastly underestimates the total ascent (235M using Mapx Quo!). Too early for the bluebells though and the Badby Fawsley hall section quite well used (not another soul though on Church Charwellton section).

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