GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Arbury Hill

3 miles (5.5 km)

A nice walk from Badby to Hellidon, passing Arbury Hill, the joint highest point of Northamptonshire. You can follow a series of quiet country lanes and other tracks between the two villages with nice views of the hill and the surrounding countryside.
The walk starts in the centre of Badby and heads west along Bunkers Hill for nearly a mile. You can then pick up a footpath taking you toward the hill which stands at a height of 225m (738ft).
You continue west along bridleways to Hellidon, passing some lovely countryside and pretty ponds on the way.
In Hellidon you can extend the walk by picking up the Jurassic Way long distance footpath. You could follow it south east to Steppington Hill and Charlweton. Heading north will take you to Lower Catesby and Staverton.
In Badby you can explore Badby Woods to the south of the village. The attractive woods are famous for the carpets of bluebells in the spring months. Near here there's also the historic Fawsley Hall where you can see a fine 15th century house surrounded by lakes, formal gardens and parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.
For another hill climb in the Daventry area head to Borough Hill to the east of the town.

Arbury Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Arbury Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head to the nearby Daventry Country Park for some fine walking and cycling trails around the pretty Daventry Reservoir.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks page.


Badby-Church Hill - - 933599

Badby-Church Hill

Arbury Hill - - 767612

Arbury Hill

The Headwater of the River Nene - - 767604

The Headwater of the River Nene

Upper Catesby - - 185505

Upper Catesby

Helidon to Charwelton 5 - panoramio

Country lane near Hellidon

Helidon to Charwelton 26 - panoramio

Lovely country view approaching Hellidon

Helidon to Charwelton 2 - panoramio

Bridleway sign

Hellidon - - 478077


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Arbury Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)