GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fotheringhay Walks

11 miles (18 km)

This pretty Northamptonshire village has some picturesque thatched cottages, an old castle motte and splendid views of the River Nene.
This walk from the village follows a section of the Nene Way to Warmington, Oundle and Barnwell Country Park.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Nene Way and follow the waymarked footpath south east to Eaglethorpe and Warmington. On the way you'll pass the remains of the old Fotheringhay Castle plus a pretty lock and weir on the river. The route continues south west past Tansor Grange before passing through Ashton where you'll cross the river at Ashton Mill. The route then heads through Oundle before finishing at Barnwell Park where there's a number of pretty lakes and a marina.


PE8 5HZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Fotheringhay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fotheringhay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Fotheringhay


Back in the village head to the Falcon Inn for some post walk refreshment. You can enjoy a fine meal in the conservatory with lovely views to the church. Outside there's an orangery and a good sized garden for warmer days. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode PE8 5HZ.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Falcon mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Follow the Nene Way north and you could visit neighbouring Nassington and Wansford. Continue east and the path eventually leads into Peterborough where you could pay a visit to the series of lakes at Ferry Meadows Country Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks page.


Fotheringhay Village - - 2059214

Thatched cottage in the village

Site of Fotheringhay Castle - - 1258732

Fotheringhay Castle. A High Middle AgeNormanMotte-and-bailey castle, founded around 1100 bySimon de Senlis, Earl of Northampton. The castle was dismantled in the 1630s and most of the masonry was removed, leaving only theearthworks. The site is protected as aScheduled Monumentand is open to the public. It is notable as the site where Mary Queen of Scots was executed. Behind is the modern Castle Barn and beyond, the village Church.

Fotheringhay bridge at sunset - - 309841

Fotheringhay bridge at sunset

Fotheringhay mooring - - 1047429

Mooring on the river.

Warmington Lock - - 1252622

Warmington Lock

Warmington Mill on the River Nene - - 265716

Warmington Mill on the River Nene

Ashton-Oundle Footbridge - - 1295577

Ashton-Oundle Footbridge

Weedcutter boat on Nene near Oundle Marina. - - 93730

Weedcutter boat on Nene near Oundle Marina.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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