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12th June 2020

This week’s walk is a 4.5 mile stroll across glorious countryside and takes in two of Northamptonshire’s most beautiful villages, together with the opportunity of a great view of one of our most well-known stately homes, Althorp.

We start outside the church in Great Brington which, once it’s open to visitors again, welcomes visitors with open arms, and contains the Spencer family chapel, where nineteen generations of the family are interred.

From here we enter the centre of the village by one of two excellent hostelries on this walk…The Althorp Coaching Inn (well worth a visit for refreshments – again when open).

The walk now leaves the village across undulating farmland as it heads towards Little Brington. There’s an opportunity to see lots of flora and fauna and, if you encounter another soul, you’ll be unlucky!

Little Brington is another lovely village and, when it’s open, you’ll also receive a warm welcome at the Saracen’s Head.

Just when you thought this it couldn’t get any better, the return journey begins down one of the Althorp Estate’s stunning tree-lined carriageways which the public have been given permission to walk along. 

Once we leave this we get our first glimpse of the Althorp Estate, but better is to come! The path heads back to Great Brington before diving down into woodland to emerge at the Althorp boundary wall. There you’ll get an amazing view of the house plus, hopefully, the herd of deer– listen out for the peacocks too.

Finally, this lovely walk gets a fitting climax as you stroll up another beautiful tree-lined carriageway that links the house to the church.

The walk itself only takes a couple of hours but, in due course if you stop at the ipubs and just take in the stunning surroundings, you could easily spend half a day & what better way to spend it.

Full details of the walk can be found by clicking on this link:

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