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**NEW* ECTON & SYWELL HAPPY PIG TRAIL | 5.2 MILES | MODERATE | NORTHANTS

November 9 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm GMT

A fabulous walk with lush meadows, friendly horses, happy pigs and of course a teashop in the middle!

ABOUT THE WALK:

As we leave the small village of Ecton following the footpath into lush meadows the sound of the busy road behind us is soon a distant memory. We say hello to some very friendly horses and a shetland pony, walk by the farm shop that you may never have known about previously, before making our way into Sywell Country Park. There are lots of things to see here, so get your camera ready! We will point out the butterfly meadow, and small bits of history as we make the loop around the gorgeous Sywell Reservoir. We will stop to chat to the happy pigs, and the cattle, and watch the geese flying overhead. Before we exit the park we will grab a cuppa at the Pump House Cafe and perhaps a hot sausage roll or slice of cake.

Please arrive by 9.45 am we will set off at 10 am sharp. If this is your first AG walk then please arrive nice and early to seek out the walk leader to receive your new walker briefing. The walk leader will usually be wearing an AG baseball cap or a yellow high vis vest.

If you are interested in purchasing any AG merchandise, or perhaps some snacks/water for the walk, then “Dave”, the AG mobile shop will be on-site from 9.15 am -9.40 am

MEETING PLACE: Please only use the pub car park if you intend to stop for a drink afterwards. Park locally and then make your way to the car park for the walk briefing.

Note: we often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/steepest.slept.bunkers

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps”

WALK LEADER(S): Julia Doherty & Dave Sharp

IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Yes, this walk is dog friendly.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

* Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).

* A drink.

* Hand sanitiser

RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :

  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event will be cancelled.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • Sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.
  • Your walk leader is not allowed to carry personal possessions for you.  Please bring a bag with drink/pockets to carry keys/hats/gloves etc  (think about supporting the AG brand by purchasing an AG rucksack!). 
  • If you wish to bring and PPE, masks etc, please do.  All walk leaders will also carry sanitiser, protective gloves and the first aid kit.

Venue

The Worlds End Pub Car Park
5 Northampton Road Ecton, Northampton, NN6 0QN
Northampton, NN6 0QN GB
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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.