Fotheringhay - Elton - Nassington - Fotheringhay

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This interesting walk starts in the historic village of Fotheringhay. It was at the castle here that Richard III was born in 1452 and Mary Queen of Scots was tried and executed in 1587. Local legend has it that the staircase from the castle is now in the Talbot Hotel in nearby Oundle and that the ghost of Mary can be seen walking down them to her execution.

After the castle fell into disrepair, it was eventually demolished in 1627. All that remains now is the impressive mound and a few stones from the keep down by the river. The walk also passes through the charming village of Elton and crosses the River Nene a few times before reaching the village of Nassington and returning across fields, through a spinney and alongside Willow Brook to Fotheringhay.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Wildlife, Woodland
3/31/2019 - Beth Lindsay

Brilliant walk. Directions were excellent. Lots of beautiful countryside to enjoy away from the roads.

7/30/2014 - Angie Baxter

Absolutely loved this walk, there was lots of lovely views and so much wildlife. The instructions were very easy to follow, many thanks for putting up this walk.

2/7/2013 - Francis B O ' Brien

Good walk but given Mother Nature,the heavy rain and the Nene, the section from 18 to 19 is impassable at this time. It is signposted accordingly. Detour north to Yardwell Mill and rejoin route at No 20.

1/27/2010 - Margaret Baldry

23.01.2010 An excellent walk with extremely clear instructions. Three very interesting villages and an Aga shop in an old mill serving complimentary coffee - as well as lovely open views. A fair bit of water around at the moment and a couple of places where the path was impassable (at point 10 and between 18 and 19) but we found a short detour without too much trouble in both cases. The Crown at Elton is excellent for a lunch stop. Will certainly walk this again. Many thanks Steve.