Woodford Halse Circular

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Beginning from Station Road, the main street in Woodford Halse, where there are a number of shops and eating places, the route enters Parson Street and passes attractive dwellings and a Moravian Church. It continues into South Street with "The Fleur De Lys" public house on the right, then along past bungalows and a large house that was once the Gas House, with the gasworks standing behind it.

From here the walk takes to the fields in beautiful rural countryside. Footpaths, country lanes and a lovely old bridleway lead through some splendid Northants farming country where there is much evidence of a once very important railway. The Great Central Railway not only provided the area with a good train service to many parts of the country, but also employment to a great many locals. Woodford Halse had its own railway station and a number of railway houses built for its workers still stand. Woodford is approached on the return journey under two high arched railway bridges, significant relics of its past.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
06/06/2005 - Paul Didcott

Lovely walk. Between points 1 & 2 (i.e. at top of rise in second field) farmer had electric fence blocking route! It was elastic enough to press down with sole of boot to allow the younger walkers to step over!

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