DesboroughRothwell (Northants)

Desrot one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Desborough and Rothwell (Northants).

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Desborough and Rothwell (Northants).

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Grid Ref SP8022083292
Lat / Lon 52.44173° / -0.82125°
Easting / Northing 480,220E / 283,292N
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Rothwell (Northants)
Grid Ref SP8167281199
Lat / Lon 52.42271° / -0.80040°
Easting / Northing 481,672E / 281,199N
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Desrot One's land is

Arable 38.6%
Pasture 22.5%
Urban 38.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



06 Oct 2023 Autumn

As others have said, the gate through the hedge down by the river and road can be *very* wet for a large part of the year.

Michael Parkinson

19 Aug 2023 Summer

This is a pleasant route between the 2 towns. It crosses the Ise Valley using public footpaths with a little bit of Road.
The route passes the War Memorial in Desborough, then the church (Commonwealth War Grave and Memorial Garden) before dropping slightly down hill, crossing a stream and into a field that often has some docile ponies in it. Take the right fork and pass through the hedge to reach the road. 25m after the bridge over the Ise take the signed path through the kissing gate. As you pass through the next hedge it may be very wet underfoot depending on the recent weather patterns. Head diagonally uphill on a clear path (occasional cattle with calves and sheep) to the next gate. Up through 3 crop fields with sticky clay in wet weather to a kissing gate. The path crosses this field continuing south to enter a small lane. It exits the lane just before some garages to follow a clear path/alley then Road down into Rothwell centre. Emerge into market square and possibly enjoy an ale in The Red Lion.
I recommend this route as it’s so much better than slogging along the road.

Samantha Herring

18 Jul 2023 Summer

Simple and straightforward route between Desborough and Rothwell if you don't want to walk down the main road!

I have given it 4 stars really only because it isn't too adventurous, but it is difficult to get too 'wow' on a short walk!

The map is accurate - there is building work scheduled but it doesn't impact on the route. It is safe with a couple of short although steep hills to navigate. You pass through kissing gates and a style, and over a narrow bridge with high step up to and down from it.

I use this walk regularly as part of longer walks in the area.

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