GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Northamptonshire Round Circular Walk

51 miles (82 km)

This waymarked long distance walk runs for just over 50 miles through the countryside and villages surrounding Northampton.
The walk can be started from the visitor centre and car park at Brixworth Country Park where the trail runs along the lovely Pitsford Reservoir.
From the park you first head south west towards Harlestone where there are some pleasant woodland trails on the Harlestone Firs Forest Walk. You continue through the countrysideto the villages of Bugbrooke, Gayton, Piddington, Yardley Hastings and Sywell.
Highlights on the walk include the expansive Salcey Forest where there are miles of good cycling and walking trails. Near here you will also pass Sywell Country Park where there are some good lakeside trails.

Northamptonshire Round OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Northamptonshire Round Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Pitsford Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 2492191

Pitsford Reservoir at the start/end of the walk.

Cottage and house in Harlestone, Northamptonshire - geograph.org.uk - 4606171

Cottage and house in Harlestone, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Round - geograph.org.uk - 3594363

Northamptonshire Round near Harpole

Way marker on the Northamptonshire Round - geograph.org.uk - 4166318

Way marker near Castle Ashby

Grand Union at Bugbrooke - geograph.org.uk - 5072870

Grand Union at Bugbrooke

Row of Cottages, Yardley Hastings - geograph.org.uk - 253134

Row of Cottages, Yardley Hastings

Cycle path in Salcey Forest - geograph.org.uk - 3132951

Cycle path in Salcey Forest

Sywell Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 3536290

Sywell Reservoir

GPS Files

GPX File

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