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DELAPRE WHALE WALK | NORTHANTS WALK | 3.62 MILES | MODERATE ROUTE
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMTFree
Delapre Park, Main Car Park. 122 London Rd, Northampton NN4 8AR(Note, please arrive by 6.15pm, we will set off at 6.30pm)
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: moderate
Starting from the main car park we will head towards the lake. You may be wondering why we have called this the “whale walk” – when you look at the map, it is shaped like a whale, that is the only reason. As far as I am aware there are no whales in the lake…. but you never know!
This is a nice easy walk and the terrain is mainly paved. We will walk along the lake, up to the rafting centre and then make our way back to the main car park in a full loop, stopping for sweets along the way.
AFTER THE EVENT
We will go back to the Queen Eleanor Pub for a drink and something to eat afterwards – everyone is welcome to join us.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!), it may be muddy if the weather is bad.
- Torch – please try to avoid a head torch as we tend to blind each other when chatting. I suggest a chest torch or a hand torch.
- High visibility vest – if you have a high vis vest then please bring it along – If you would like an Adventure Geek High Vis Vest then let us know (comment below) £8 on the night.
- It's just over 3.5 miles, so please bring a bottle of water
- Money for a drink in the pub afterwards (not essential, but everyone is welcome).
IF YOU WISH TO RETURN DURING THE DAY…
As a Grade 2 listed building, Delapre Abbey is within the top eight % of heritage properties in the UK and is one of just 46 sites listed by Historic England as a registered battlefield. Inside the Abbey, there are five different, interactive storytelling zones to discover which reveal the fascinating history of the building fro its life as a nunnery, witnessing the events of the Battle of Northampton unfold, to its heyday as a scandal-ridden Victorian country home.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.