Oundle - Polebrook - Barnwell - Oundle

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A walk full of interest, with the historic hamlet of Ashton just after the first crossing of the River Nene, followed by Polebrook, where the names of the cottages give a potted history, so be sure to look for their nameplates. At Armston a new (at the time of writing) red deer farm is under development, supplying Waitrose with fresh venison. Barnwell astride the Branwell Brook (no, I have no idea either why the spelling discrepancy, but that's what the Explorer map calls it) and the old Montagu Arms pub make a good spot to pause en route. Finally, as you return to Oundle, the river is rejoined at the marina, full of cruisers and narrowboats.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Mostly Flat, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
03/08/2018 - Jill Stacey

A very nice easy walk. In view of the problems parking in Oundle we chose to park at Barnwell Country Park which costs £3 for 4 hours. We then joined the walk at point 8. We enjoyed a good lunch at the Montagu Arms in Barnwell. The only down was the Nene Way between points 7 & 8 which followed the road. There was a footpath but the road was fairly busy. However there does not appear to be an alternative.