WHITTLEBURY SMALL WHALE TRAIL | 4 MILES | NORTHANTS WALK
March 25 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm GMTFree
PARKING: Meet at the long layby just before you enter the village (see map below).
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Moderate Route
This walk was originally a Silverstone Woods walk, however, the woods are so muddy that we needed to change the location. We can walk through the woods at a later stage in the year when there are fewer hazards.
I have called this the whale trail as the map looks like a small whale! (no other reason).
What a lovely walk this is. I have found a few secret paths that I am sure only the locals will know about, as well as one footpath that makes you feel like you are walking through a maze. The route meanders through Whittlebury village and emerges at the Church. We then detour over fields which only had one small muddy section and the rest was fine. There are numerous stiles and most were dog-friendly, with exception to two stiles which would only be suitable for smaller dogs. We work our way through a small woods and take in the views of the lake before circling back towards Whittlebury. We will be naturally drawn to the smell of fish and chips as we pass the Fox & Hounds Pub, but we can always come back later to treat ourselves!
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- A hi-vis vest is essential. There is an element of road walking on this route – safety first!
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
- Torch – please try to avoid a head torch as we tend to blind each other when chatting. I suggest a chest torch, shoe lights or a hand torch. (Only a few more weeks left before the lighter nights are here)
- A drink and snacks.
SCOPE WALK VIDEO:
If you would like to see what this walk is like before you join us, then check out the scope walk video here:
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Just bring yourself and then tell the organisers your name when you arrive. We will then check you in.
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.