GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Canons Ashby

6 miles (9 km)

This circular walk explores the gardens, parkland and countryside surrounding this Elizabethan manor house near Daventry.
Stroll through the beautiful 18th-century gardens with topiary and formal bedding before heading into the parkland with its old deer park, woodland and lakes. You can also explore the house with grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork.
This walk starts at the parking area at Canons Ashby and then takes you into the lovely Northamptonshire countryside surrounding the estate. You'll visit the pretty medieval village of Moreton Pinkney with its 18th century cottages linked by a communal wisteria.  The walk then makes use of the Macmillan Way and quiet country lanes to take you to Crockwell Farm and Woodfordhill before heading through the delightful parkland of Canons Ashby.


NN11 3SD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Canons Ashby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Canons Ashby 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Canons Ashby - - 162914

Canons Ashby

Garden terrace of Canons Ashby House - - 1768701

Garden terrace of the house. The tower of St Marys Church can be seen in the background.

Canons Ashby House 2

Topiary in the gardens

Canons Ashby - the garden looking away from the house - - 1515364

The garden looking away from the house

Bluebells in Ashby Gorse - - 493910

Bluebells in Ashby Gorse. Adjacent to Oxford Lane (byway) is Ashby Gorse, a small woodland full of bluebells. There is also a lake shown on the map but this is not visible from the byway.

Canons Ashby - - 413660

Bottom Pool near South West Farm

St. Mary's, Canons Ashby - Eastern façade - - 1522226

Priory church of St Mary. The east end, viewed from the overgrown churchyard that covers much of site where once stood the Augustinian priory founded here in the 12th century. 

The original entrance gates at Canons Ashby (geograph 3202961)

The original entrance gates at Canons Ashby.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Canons Ashby.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

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