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|Millennium Way: Upper Boddington Loop|
|Author: Millennium Way, Published: 14 May 2017||Walk Rating:|
|Northamptonshire, Upper Boddington|
|A 5.5 mile circular walk from the pleasant village of Upper Boddington in Northamptonshire. This gentle circular walk meanders across mostly flat farmland & open countryside before returning to the village for refreshment. The walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way, where you will be guided by the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarkers.
The route includes only gentle gradients but can be muddy in parts. You will need to negotiate several gates and footbridges plus 8 stiles. There are several arable fields on route, but you will also come across livestock in some of the fields. Allow 2.5 hours.
The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.
Upper Boddington is located in south-west Northamptonshire, about 12 miles north of Banbury. The walk starts from The Plough, the thatched pub in the centre of the village. There is roadside parking available. Approximate post code NN11 6DH.
|Start to Welsh Road|
Start point: 52.177 lat, -1.295 long
We begin our walk from The Plough at Upper Boddington. With your back to The Plough, go left down the road and turn right into Frog Lane. Go ahead round the left bend and immediately take a cycle track right, going past the Methodist Church to reach a road. Turn left on the road and, at the end of houses, pass through a gateway. After 30 paces, take the stile right where you will see the first black Millennium Way waymarker.
|Welsh Road to Farm Track|
Start point: 52.1978 lat, -1.3051 long
Cross the road then go ahead over the field to the left corner gate (to the right of the buildings). Go through the gate to pass in front of the barn to reach the driveway. Take the stile immediately right, then go diagonally left across the field to take the corner stile, then a second stile. Continue with the hedge and power lines on your left to take the corner gate. Take the next gate opposite and go slightly right, parallel with the power lines, to take a mid-fence gate onto a farm driveway. Turn right for 30 paces, then turn left through a gate and follow the right edge of the field, to reach a wooden bridge in the top right corner. (At this point we leave The Millennium Way.)
|Farm Track to End|
Start point: 52.1983 lat, -1.2885 long
Go left here and then take the second large metal gate on your right into a field and continue with the hedge on your left. On reaching the next corner, do NOT go through the wooden gate, instead go right (staying in the same field) continuing with a hedge on your left for about 100 yards to take the metal gate left into the next field. Stay along the edge of the field (with a hedge on your left) and around the two sides of a square copse projecting into the field. On reaching the far field corner, ignore the gate left (target shooting area). Instead, go right for few paces to take the stile left, then a further stile to cross a wooden footbridge into a field.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author 41club and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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