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HEART OF THE SHIRES | NORTHANTS WALK | 3.92 MILES | MODERATE ROUTE
February 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMTFree
Meet at the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village Car Park – (Note, please arrive by 6.15pm, we will set off at 6.30pm).
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: moderate
This is a fairly easy walk although there is a long hill that may get the heart racing a bit! We set off from the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village Car Park, and turn left towards the canal. We cross three modes of transport – the Grand Union Canal, The M1 and the A5, but this is probably one of the most beautiful walks that we organise due to the quaint village of Brockhall. If you have never walked through Brockhall then you are missing a real treat. The cottages are like something out of a postcard with the thatch on the roof, and the little church sits proudly in the centre. At this time of year, I guarantee that we will smell the wood-burning stoves, before heading along the canal where we will stop for sweets.
If we have more than 25 booked onto this walk we will split the group into two (fast and regular paced). You can decide on the night, depending on your mood :-).
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- A torch is essential on this walk (please try to avoid headtorches if possible).
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!), it may be muddy if the weather is bad.
- It's just under 4 miles, so please bring a bottle of water
- See you there!
IF YOU WISH TO RETURN DURING THE DAY…
The Heart of the Shires is a Northamptonshire shopping village that offers shopping without the stress. Open seven days a week from 10 am until 5 pm. If you are looking for a relaxed shopping environment in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside then the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a wide range of shops for you to choose from.
Shopping Heaven From 1867
Set around a Victorian courtyard, The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a selection of individual shops with character. From kitchenware to bridal couture, antiques and collectables, clothing, tasty treats, gifts, home furnishing and garden ware, there really is something for everyone at Heart of the Shires with elegant gift solutions as well as Darlington’s, our popular licensed restaurant and tea room.
There’s also plenty to pamper yourself including a beauty salon and hairdressers – and you can now pamper your pets too, with Paws at the Shires Dog Grooming!
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.