Winwick – Elkington – Honey Hill - Winwick

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Northamptonshire is sometimes referred to as England's best-kept secret – and with a population of just seventy people, Winwick is so small it is frequently omitted from maps. But what it lacks in size, it more than make up for with beautiful countryside. Mentioned in the Domesday Book (Winewic), the record showed a total of '3 ploughs... 16 villains... 5 borders... a priest... and worth 50 shillings in tax revenues'. So not much has changed in 1,000 years in this sleepy corner of Northamptonshire.

A visit to the 13th Century church of St Michael and All Angels is recommended, if only to view its new stained glass window commissioned to mark the millennium. Its striking design has been described as being of national importance.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife, Woodland
13/09/2020 - Daryl Chambers

A beautiful early Autumn walk, and lots to see. At 4, the path is closed, go through the Grange gate and follow the temporary signs. At 7 it`s just a fence , so use the fallen logs the other side of the fence just before you get there,to make it easier.

12/01/2020 - Dennis Johnson

Pleasant walk with good directions. Winwick although small is a beautiful little hamlet. After rain the paths on a lot of this walk can become very muddy though.

25/06/2011 - Steve Moore

Very nice walk, well described, with a lovely stretch by a quiet area of the canal. Views from Honey Hill fantastic! Note: we walked this after some rain and most of the fields were very muddy. A sturdy pair of walking boots recommended!

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