HELLIDON PUB WALK | APPROX 4.5 MILES | MODERATE | NORTHANTS
January 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm GMTFree
MEETING PLACE: The Red Lion Pub – front garden. Please lookout for the walk leaders in yellow hi-vis jackets.
WALK LEADER: Nigel Banister aka Drummer Boy.
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Moderate Route
One half of this walk is along a gated road via Upper Catesby, a narrowed tarmac lane with gates and cattle grids. A circuit is made via clearly marked grassy bridleways over open pastureland. There are no stiles on this route, therefore it is a dog-friendly route.
If we have over 15 people registered for the event then we will have two groups (fast and regular). The fast group will walk the route in a clockwise direction, and the regular paced walking in an anti-clockwise direction (meeting halfway for a sweets break).
Arbury Hill at 735 ft the highest point in Northamptonshire is very close to the route. The peaceful Upper and Lower Catesby are hamlets rather than villages.
Points of interest:-
- A windmill with its sails long gone is now a residential dwelling.
- The giant telecommunications tower is prominent throughout the walk.
- Hellidon Church was silenced along with other church bells during the second world war.
The Red Lion Pub
The Red Lion is a free house serving many different real ales, including Courage Directors, Ruddles and Hook Norton. Cider is on draught. Apart from bar snacks, such as sandwiches etc, there are numerous other meal offerings.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- A good torch (no head torches please as they tend to blind people!)
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
- Hi-vis vests are now back. Please make sure you have a reflective jacket /vest/armband (essential on all winter hikes). If you don't have one, then we have plenty of spares that you can borrow for the evening.
- A drink and snacks.
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.