Would you like to walk one of Britain's fantastic National Trails?

DATES: 4th-10th July 2020

  • Includes a guided walk with Julia Doherty.
  • All profits go to The Helping Harry Trust.
  • Walk the full 81 miles, or just a few days – you choose.
  • Preparation/training presentation is in Towcester on Saturday 13th June @ 10 am.


Find out more by clicking the tabs below the photos.


Walking the full or part of the 81 miles (130km) of Jurassic Way National Trail.  Not to be confused with the Jurassic Coast Walk, this trail starts in the scenic town of Stamford Lincolnshire, we will be making our way through various counties in middle England before reaching our final destination in Banbury.

I am inviting people to join me for a day or two, or even the full trail to help raise money for The Helping Harry Trust.

When you book, you choose how many days of the trek you want a walk. (see Itinerary tab for details)

Through this trek, I’m supporting the Helping Harry Trust to raise as much money as we can to provide specialist care and equipment for a severely disabled local little boy called Harry. You can find out more about Harry here:
All the money raised (aside from a small admin fee) through the Jurassic Way adventure will go to supporting Harry. The ticket price is the minimum donation but if you want to get sponsored or donate more that would be amazing. There will be a prize for the trekker that raises the most too.


Your Adventure Will Include:

  • Walking with a small group of no more than 5 people (although this may change depending on Covid19 updates)
  • A very friendly, welcoming, fully qualified and experienced walk leader on the ground to guide you the way.
  • Medical support for minor medical needs. (All guides carry a first aid kit and are first aid qualified).
  • A WhatsApp private group for all your questions.

Your Adventure does not include:-

  • Insurance (you will need your own travel insurance).
  • Accommodation
  • Food and meals


Accommodation is not included in the price.

The Adventure Geek team will be staying at various B&B's and camping sites throughout the route, and our trusted travel agents will be more than happy to arrange this for you if you do not want to organise it yourself.  As this event is fairly local to those in Northamptonshire, you may prefer to go home each night rather than stay over.


The stages are listed below and full details of each stage will be sent to you once booked.  Please note that this route will be guided by Julia Doherty, who is Lowland Leader trained and holds a valid Outdoor First Aid certificate.  A full kit list will be emailed to you once you have booked as well as suggested training hikes.

Day 1
Sat 4th July
Stamford to Blatherwycke
9 miles
Day 2 
Sun 5th  July
Blatherwycke to Gretton
12 miles
Day 3
Mon 6th July
Gretton to Nr Desborough
13 miles
Day 4
Tue 7th  July
Desborough to Elkington
14 miles
Day 5
Wed 8th July
Elkington to Ashby St Ledgers
Day 6
Thurs 9th  July
Ashby St Ledgers to Woodford Halse
12 miles
Day 7 
Fri 10th July
Woodford Halse to Banbury
9 miles


Grade: Moderate

This route is absolutely stunning but does have its challenges with a few steep parts, which means that you will need a good level of fitness to get the most enjoyment from walking the route.

To prepare you for this hike, we also include:-

  • A training plan (optional)
  • A kit list
  • A preparation evening, so everyone can meet everyone beforehand, and Julia will talk through things such as health and safety, the terrain, what to expect, transport arrangements.
  • You will also be invited to join the WhatsApp or Facebook Group so we can share photos and use this as a communication channel.


An Adventure

Please be aware that Julia has not walked this specific trail before and therefore the group will experience an element of adventure and discovery as we go. Julia is a confident walk leader, an experienced navigator and long-distance hiker, so you can book with confidence.


If you have walked a long-distance walk with Julia previously then you may be aware that some of her adventures are vlogged, journaled and often end up as books which are sold on the website / Amazon etc. Signing up for this walk will mean that you may end up in the book, or the vlog, however, we please let us know beforehand if you do not want to be included in this media.

Age Limit 

Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Food & Drink

Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to fend for yourself.


I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.


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.


  • Deposits of this event are non-refundable.
  • If you cancel within 4 weeks of the event then no refunds are available.

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