Thrapston and Wadenhoe Walk
This walk from the Northamptonshire town of Thrapston takes you along the River Nene to the neighbouring village of Wadenhoe. On the way you'll enjoy riverside trails and a visit to the lovely Titchmarsh Nature Reserve.
The walk starts in Thrapston next to the viaduct where you can pick up the Nene Way and follow the waymarked trail north west to Islip.
The trail then runs between the lakes in the nature reserve before coming to Aldwincle and Wadenhoe. The delightful village includes thatched cottages, an old mill and a mill pond which are all very picturesque.
After exploring the village you turn south to return to Aldwincle before following alternative public footpaths through the reserve. These will lead you back into Thrapston where the route finishes.
Thrapston Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Thrapston Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Thrapston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Thrapston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Fox Inn in Thrapston is a nice place for refreshments after your walk. The friendly pub does good food and has a nice beer garden for warmer weather. You can find the pub on the High Street with a postcode of NN14 4JJ for your sat navs.
The area is great for dog walking but please keep your furry friend on a lead in the Titchmarsh Nature Reserve. The Fox Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head south along the Nene Way from Thrapston it will take you towards where you'll find Stanwick Lakes. Here you'll find 750 acres of parkland and nature reserve with fine views of the Nene Valley. There is also a linear path linking the reserve with Thrapston which runs along a disused railway line. Near the lakes there's also Irchester Country Park where there's some nice woodland trails.