Lower Middleton Cheney - Farthinghoe - Thenford

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This is a walk in a wonderful area of Northamptonshire beginning in Lower Middleton Cheney and venturing out to Great Purston, Farthinghoe and Thenford. One is immediately struck by the magnificent countryside stretching for miles around and splendid vistas are a constant delight to the eye. Great Purston is little more than a manor and a farm in an idyllic setting above lush, green fields and the route just touches the edge of Farthinghoe before turning away from it, bound for Thenford. Home of Lord Michael Heseltine, the route ventures into his private grounds and passes his lovely house set in a rich green farming area, before entering the tiny, charming village. Beautiful stone cottages and houses are adorned with rambling roses and pretty, colourful gardens and it is but a short distance back to the larger village of Middleton Cheney.

England - Central England - Northamptonshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Nature Trail, Pub, Stately Home, Wildlife
5/27/2020 - David and Chris Stewart

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5/13/2020 - jane rogers

The countryside is lovely but this walk is poorly and confusingly described. We got lost several times due to no indication of how far to go in any particular direction eg. ‘Head downhill on gravel path’ when gravel path extends downhill entire length of field, but walk turns off after 5metres. Had to give up at Great Purston manor due to path blocked by electric fence and horse paddock.

12/6/2016 - DERIK FARR

We tried this walk November 2016--clear day, settled weather but we had difficulty from the start in following the directions and picking up the landmarks. Eventually gave up just after Great Purston(nos 5,6) and walked to Thenford and then Lower Middleton Cheney. Would advise maps and compass.

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