Northamptonshire County Council

Page last updated 27 November 2015

County Paths

These are longer routes running in and through Northamptonshire. The paths vary in length and difficulty but all offer idyllic walking through some of our finest countryside.

Around Corby Walk

The thirty four mile 'Around Corby' circular walking route takes in all the rural villages around Corby Borough with the many options of smaller circular walks off the main loop.

Visit the GPS Routes website for more details.

Brampton Valley Way

The Brampton Valley Way is a fourteen mile linear park based on the former railway line between Northampton and Market Harborough. 

Visit the Brampton Valley Way (Sustrans Website) for more details.

Grafton Way

The Grafton Way is Northamptonshire's second County Path, it stretches for 11.5 miles between Cosgrove and Greens Norton where it meets the Knightley Way.

It is named after the Dukes of Grafton, who were large land-owners in the southern part of the County throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Knightley Way

Northamptonshire's first County Path stretches between Badby and Greens Norton. Much of the route passes through attractive countryside formerly owned by the Knightley family of Fawsley Hall.

Jurassic Way

The Jurassic Way is a long distance (88 miles), recreational walking route which travels the length of Northamptonshire and more!

The termini are Banbury in Oxfordshire and Stamford in Lincolnshire, two historic market towns separated by beautiful undulating countryside lying over rocks from the Jurassic Age (145 - 195 million years old).

Lyveden Way

A beautiful walk from Brigstock, through Wadenhoe, incorporating the historic Lyveden New Bield.

Northamptonshire Round

The 50 mile circular walking route taking in the pleasant countryside around Northampton was created by the local walking group the Ten Foot Club in 2003.

Visit The Ten Foot Club website for more details.

Macmillan Way

The Macmillan Ways are coast to coast paths created with a single objective in mind, supporting Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Visit the Macmillan Way website for more details.

Midshires Way

The Midshires Way is a long distance bridleway running from Buckinghamshire to the Peak District. It enters Northamptonshire through Salcey Forest and passes through 46 miles of Northamptonshire to Dingley, Sutton Bassett and on to Welham in Leicestershire.

Millennium Way

The Millennium Way is a country walk, extensively using public footpaths and attempting to avoid roads. The route starts (or ends) at Middleton Cheney, and runs to Priors Marston in Northamptonshire before heading off into Warwickshire.

Visit the Millennium Way website for more details.

Nene Way

The Nene Way is a long distance recreational route which follows the River Nene for some 70 miles through Northamptonshire.

Uppingham Round

The Uppingham Round is a circular walk of around 80 miles that crosses the south of Rutland.  With Uppingham roughly at it's centre it passes through the districts of Harborough (Leicestershire), Corby (Northamptonshire) and East Northamptonshire.

A guide book to this walk and details of other walks in Rutland can be found on Rutland County Council's website.

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