GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Towcester Parks and River Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This walk in Towcester takes you around the waterside parks located next to the River Tove. On the way you'll enjoy nice riverside paths, a visit to Towcester Racecourse and views of an interersting old ancientcastle.
The walk starts from Shire Meadows Park just north east of the town centre. Here you can enjoy riverside paths along the Tove and enjoy views of Bury Mount Motte. The site includes the recently restored remains of an earthworkmotte and baileyfortification or ancientcastle. The Motte probably dates back to the 11th Century when it was aNormanfortification but over time was subject to neglect.
Follow the paths south along the mill stream and you will soon come to the edge of Towcester Racecourse. Recently rebuilt, it hostsNational Hunt racingrace meetings (over jumps) in the Winter months. It is situated on theEaston Nestonestate.
The route then heads west through the centre of the town along a nice riverside path. This will take you along the Silverstone Brook to the point where it meets with the Grafton Way. This long distance footpath is a great way of extening your walking around Towcester. You could follow the path north to Greens Norton or south to Pury End. Other good options are the woodland trails in nearby Hazelborough Wood or Bucknell Woods. To the north of the town you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the Northampton Canal into Northampton.

Towcester OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Towcester Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Towcester

Photos

River Tove view - geograph.org.uk - 1573469

River Tove view

Footbridge over River Tove - geograph.org.uk - 389840

Footbridge over River Tove

Bridge over the River Tove - geograph.org.uk - 1573482

Bridge over the River Tove. The modern brick bridge over the River Tove on Mill Lane.

Easton Neston Park Entrance

Easton Neston Park Entrance

Towcester-Easton Neston Park - geograph.org.uk - 436991

Easton Neston Park. The southern end of the park near the racecourse boundary.

Towcester-Easton Neston Park - geograph.org.uk - 442287

Easton Neston Park. The road where it crosses the stream.

Bury Mount, Towcester - geograph.org.uk - 1568880

Bury Mount before restoration

Bury Mount, Towcester after restoration

Bury Mount after restoration

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Towcester.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)