and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Walking info

Please make sure you always take your own map - don't rely on my incomplete instructions.

Please close gates behind you if they are closed, and make sure you use all catches, chains etc!


Rights of Way in England and Wales   from Walks Around Britain


Basic rights of way questions from Ramblers Association


How to report access problems

Public rights of way in Leicestershire

11 comments:

Evelyn said...

Hello
I have been looking at some of your walks around Northants area and was very interested in the route you took starting at southwick church
As I used to live in the area when young
I lived first at about 3 years old at Bulwick Lodge Southwick road and later moved to Boars head farm and later to Firby Farm Southwick Road my family left this area around 1948
I still have a lot of family living in the area
You mention on this walk that you visited Morhay lawn we have been trying to locate just where morhay lawn lies but have not been able to find it
I do remember walking there with my grandmother from boars head
I always understood that my grandmothers sister had been in service there
I am hoping you can help me
I

aliqot said...

As far as I can see on the Ordnance Survey map, Morehay Lawn is the name of a strip of woodland and field about half a mile north east of Boar's Head Farm.
I am not sure what buildings are around if any, and don't know any of the history. If you want to send your email as a comment, which I won't publish, I could send you more details, or ideas of where to find info possibly.

aliqot said...

I did almost the same walk yesterday - July 16 2015.

Daniel Prince said...

Hi! :)

I'm going to walk from Birmingham to Jerusalem from mid-March! :)

I wanted to follow the Nene Way up north, skirt the coast and get a ferry from Ipswich!

Do you think I could walk the Nene Way without a map? Is it well sign-posted?! :)

Daniel

aliqot said...

Good luck with that walk! The Nene Way is not always very clear. I'm a bit of a map addict, and like to carry one. Do you have decent a decent map app on your phone? OS or similar? It's a while since I walked it, but maybe the link to the Nene Way walks all together could help pinpoint a few places where we wandered slightly.
There's a link at the bottom of the home page or paste this in your browser:
http://alineneway.blogspot.co.uk/?view=magazine
Hope that helps.
Good luck again.

Alison

Daniel Prince said...

I don't want to take a smartphone so I won't have a map...but yes, maybe a rough overview of where the route runs would give me some footing ;) thank you Alison! :) Daniel

aliqot said...

Northants county council have pdf versions of a guide to the Nene Way. Search under Northants county council Nene way walks and you shoudl find some details. They used to produce these as print leaflets, but I thin the "curs" put paid to that.
Any other help I can offer, let me know.

Unknown said...

Hello!
I would like to do this very same walk
http://aliwalks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/illston-rolleston-gaulby-kings-norton.html

But I can't see the map as it must be set as private in Garmin Connect.
Any chance you can make it public? Or maybe post a screen shot?

Thanks,
Valeria

aliqot said...

Hello Valeria,
Thanks for reading the blog. I'll see what I can do about the problem in the next couple,of days - am away from home until tomorrow.

Alison

Anonymous said...

Hi
My sister and I are doing a 70 mile walk over 5 days to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action, in memory of our brother who died last year
Do you have any walks on your site that are 12-15 miles long, that we could use as training walks please? I found a label for under 10 miles, but can't work out how to search for anything over 10 miles.
I guess our other option would be to loop 2 shorter walks starting from the same point
Thanks
Tracey

aliqot said...

Hello, Tracey,

Figure of eight walks are quite good, as you can arrange to leave a snack etc in the car at the crossover/start point! Otherwise you could search "over ten miles" - there is a label here - there are a few though most are around 11 or 12. If you live near Rutland Water the perimeter without the Hambleton Peninsula is just over fifteen. Or you could do some linear walks in both directions - Thrapston to Stanwick Lakes visitor centre is around 51/2 miles one way.

I'm sorry to hear of your brother's death, and wish you luck with your project, and hope this is of some use to you.

Alison