The East Northants Greenway
The East Northants Greenway is a mainly traffic-free walking and cycling route that currently links together Rushden and Higham Ferrers along a former rail line with a further link across the Nene Valley into Irthlingborough through the beautiful Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows Nature Reserve.
See the East Northants Cycle Map for Rushden and Higham Ferrers on our
cycle maps page for details of the route.
There are plans in the near future to extend the Greenway to link up with Stanwick Lakes just to the east and also west along the Nene Valley to Wellingborough.
The long term vision for the Greenway is to create a high quality walking and cycling route that will link Wellingborough to Peterborough. Further details, including the Greenway Forward Plan and a map showing proposed future phases can be found on the
East Northamptonshire Council website.
The National Byway
The National Byway is a distinct, signed national cycle route 3,300 miles in length running through England, Scotland and Wales. The route enters Northamptonshire in the north of the county and forms a 29 mile loop near to Oundle. The loop is sign-posted along its length, providing the ideal route for a self-led road ride through quiet country lanes set in some stunning countryside.