Canons Ashby Circular Walk

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A wonderful, varied walk including a charming historic village, gentle rural landscape and abundant wildlife, all set in an ancient landscape.

The landscape around Canons Ashby carries reminders of medieval farming practices. Many fields show the distinctive ribbed undulations formed by ploughing with a single-sided plough. Each strip belonged to a single family, cultivated within a larger field. You follow farm tracks and field boundaries on fairly easy terrain. Stout boots are recommended as some farm tracks and field boundaries may be muddy, although conditions underfoot are generally good. Dogs are welcome on a lead as there is livestock in surroundings fields.

If you include a visit to Canons Ashby House, this walk can make a wonderful day out for all the family. Run by The National Trust, the Canons Ashby House is 'child-friendly' and children are given the opportunity to follow 'trails', both in the house and the grounds.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
5/31/2020 - Daryl Chambers

Lovely walk, the problem was actually getting to Canons in the first place. Approaching from Northampton along the Banbury Lane, don't try to cross the A5 at Pattishall as due to the ongoing roadworks, they won`t even let you cross the road to Cold Higham. Best to turn right off Banbury Lane to Bugbrooke, and then the Northampton Road to Litchborough, and then Maidford,Adstone. The House etc is closed ,(Covid-19) as is the car park, but we parked on a nearby grass verge. Moreton Pinkney is a delightful village.

9/28/2015 - Brian Roach

Thanks for your suggestions Georgina, I have amended the walk details. Hope this didn't cause you to many problems and that you enjoyed the walk. Brian.

9/26/2015 - Georgina Sear

1. The walk to the first footpath sign is at least 200 yards (not 100). Would be more helpful if this read: 'make your way back to the main entrance of the car park, go down the short drive to the road, and turn right (Eydon Road)'. 4. the stile is now a kissing gate and 'between the first and second power poles' is not very helpful - depends which way you are counting. It is between the 1 and 2 power poles (counting from the left). Basically it's follow the Macmillan way! After that is was fine. Thanks.

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