Monday 06 January 2020. With Eddie and Maureen. Six and a half miles.
Another route chosen to avoid muddy fields, though there was some water early on. But feet stayed dry, so all was well.
From Irthlingborough Church Street car park, then through the churchyard to St Peters Way, where we turned left and on to the Greenway at the bend.
We walked downhill to a broken signpost, and turned right - this part of the path was soggy, but we followed the path round until it joined the disused railway track. We turned towards Rushden Lakes shopping centre, and after a little over 2 miles in all we were there.
No wandering around it today, so we made straight for the footbridge to cross the A45. we walked along Crown Way, leaving t he Morrisons depot on our left, and turning right then left along the Greenway. we followed this cycle and walking route past Asda, then past the Railway Museum, and on to the school and Queensway. We turned left here and continued to Higham Ferrers High Street.
A right turn took us to a tempting Bewi*ched cafe. Just outside was evidence of a very old style petrol pump.
After coffee we arrived on, along the High Street as far as Cemetery Lane. We turned left then right at Saffron Road, which took us on to another section of the Greenway. We crossed the A45 by a footbridge, and then the Nene,
before following our noses back up to Irthlingborough church once more.