Maidwell Loop

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Starting on the Brampton Valley, this walk ascends very gently from Maidwell to a plateau, from where you can see all the way to Northampton across rolling countryside.

The walk is across grazing and arable farmland in a very quiet corner of Northamptonshire. After descending from the plateau, virtually flat tracks take you back to the Brampton Valley Way.

There are benches at the best viewpoint just short of halfway that could be handy for a rest or lunch; and plenty of benches on the Brampton Valley Way.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Wildlife, Woodland
28/10/2018 - Dennis Johnson

Pleasant walk with some surprisingly nice views en route. Agree that at point 12 its a little confusing as there are no footpath signs and instead you can end up going through the gate into what is now Maidwell Horse Event Park. Even with taking no deviations from the route we measured this walk at only just over 7 miles

19/02/2012 - Jon Dean

A very enjoyable walk. The only change we would suggest would be to start the walk at the pub in the village on the A508 called the Stags Head. Turn right outside the pub walk, up the road a short distance and then you are at point 5 on the map. Follow the route then turn off left at point 2 to return to the village and pub via points 2-5. The total walk is slightly shorter at 7.2 miles. The pub offers good beer and a fair selection of food which today a Sunday cyclist as well as people in cars where flocking to. Another confusing point is point 12 where we went through the farm yard only to be corrected politely by the farmer that the path went to the right of the yard. Once we went around the side we could see the signs but they could be made easier to notice if they added a splash of paint.

25/06/2011 - Ashley Payne

Great walk, perfect for taking the dogs away from roads and very little farm stock to encounter. Point 6 on the map was a little hard to find and very overgrown, but once down the narrow track soon opened out into fields and the rest of the route was easy to follow.

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