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

  • Nene Way - Follow the River Nene through the beautiful Nene Valley on this fabulous walk through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
    The long distance path runs for over 100 miles, passing Northampton, Wellingborough, Oundle, Peterborough and Wisbech.
    There's much to enjoy on the way with rushing weirs, a series of historic villages and old mills
  • Oundle River Nene Walk - A circular riverside walk around the Northamptonshire town of Oundle
  • Barnwell Country Park - Enjoy lovely waterside walking trails in this country park in Oundle, Northamptonshire
  • Peterborough - There's lots of fairly easy walks to enjoy around the cathedral city of Peterborough
  • Ferry Meadows Country Park - This super country park in Peterborough has several pretty lakes with cycling and walking trails running alongside the water's edge
  • Castor Hanglands - Explore the woodland, limestone, wetland grassland and scrub in this large National Nature Reserve near Peterborough
  • Crown Lakes Country Park - Enjoy a stroll around the pretty lakes in this country park in Peterborough
  • Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve - These splendid ancient woods near Peterborough have miles of woodland walking trails to try
  • Kings Cliffe Railway Walk - This walk takes you along the old disused railway line in the Northamptonshire village of King's Cliffe.
  • Fineshade Woods - Top Lodge in Fineshade Woods has several waymarked cycling and walking trails
  • Blatherwycke Lake - This walk visits the little Northamptonshire village of Blatherwycke where you can enjoy a stroll along the pretty lake
  • Barnack Hills And Holes - This walk explores the unique landscape of the Barnack Hills and Holes National Nature Reserve in the Cambridgeshire village of Barnack.
  • Warmington - Warmington is located in Northamptonshire near Oundle and Fotheringhay.
  • Elton - This Cambridgeshire village is located a few miles west of Peterborough.


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.
In Warmington there's The Red Lion for a pit stop. The 18th century stone pub has a cosy interior with a lounge dining area. The village is also worth exploring with a large 13th-centurychurch, a picturesque watermill, a manor house anddovecote.

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.
Just to the east is Elton where you can visit another local historic highlight at Elton Hall. The part Gothic house, is surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens. The hall is open to the public during the summer months and a lovely place for a stroll.
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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