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WASHLANDS WANDER PUB WALK | APPROX 4 MILES | MODERATE | NORTHANTS

November 4 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm GMT

Enjoy the beauty of the Washlands and flood plains as well as the delights of the cute village of Great Houghton.

ABOUT THE WALK:

If you have never visited The Washlands then you are in for a real treat. The Washlands are one of Northampton's hidden gems. We weave our way around the floodplain taking in the wildlife, and then venture up into the quaint village of Great Houghton. We circle around the church then back over the fields and finish the loop of the Washlands before ending up in the lovely warm pub!

Please arrive by 6.15 pm we will set off at 6.30 pm sharp. If this is your first walk then please seek out the walk leader (usually in an Adventure Geek baseball cap, or high vis jacket) to receive your new walker briefing.

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 5.45 pm.

MEETING PLACE:  We will meet in the pub main car park.

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:  ///chained.hedge.caged

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

WALK LEADER(S): Alison Snelling & Rachel Cooley.

IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Yes, this is a dog-friendly walk, however, there is one stile that is not dog-friendly so you will need to lift your dog over this one stile.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • A torch is essential for all night walks from October to March. We recommend this brand if you do not already have a torch.
  • A bright or reflective jacket (we can lend you a reflective vest if you do not have one readily available).
  • 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. (Please bring your own hand sanitiser)
  • 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

Lakeside Hungry Horse Pub
2 The Lakes Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD
Northampton, NN4 7YD 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.