Yardley GobionHartwell

Yarhar two
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By David Sanderson on 15 Jun 2022







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Mainly follows Milton Keynes Boundary Walk. Mainly footpaths through fields. Stiles and steps up to bridges to cross streams reduce accessibility

Mainly follows Milton Keynes Boundary Walk. Mainly footpaths through fields. Stiles and steps up to bridges to cross streams reduce accessibility


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Yardley Gobion
Grid Ref SP7651844785
Lat / Lon 52.09614° / -0.88442°
Easting / Northing 476,518E / 244,785N
What3Words ghosts.decanter.remarried
Grid Ref SP7853150406
Lat / Lon 52.14638° / -0.85374°
Easting / Northing 478,531E / 250,406N
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30 Mar 2023 Spring

Somewhat of a challenging Slow Way in the wet weather as you walk through the fields, but it's a nice starting point to walk in conjunction with other routes towards Milton Keynes.

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30 Mar 2023 Spring

Just finished this. This is an OK Slow Way, no doubt better in the summer.

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David Sanderson

16 Jun 2022 Spring

I started this route from Yardley Gobion. The walk along the lane is pleasant and there are islands to use to cross the A508. At this point I thought the route was a goner. A large sign proclaims that the path through Old Wharf Farm is not a right of way. The map doesn't say it is, but a visit to https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/northamptonshire-highways/rights-of-way/Pages/register-of-definitive-map-modification-order-applications.aspx reveals that it has been approved. I proceeded along the path without challenge and met up with the Milton Keynes Boundary Walk, which the route follows for most of the way. The way is well marked and the paths well tended. The section as you cross the River Tove involves steps up to the various bridges and stiles make the route less accessible too. The last section into Hartwell follows a cycleway rather than the footpath. Judging by how overgrown the footpath was (when reviewing Yarhar 1) the locals clearly use the cycleway too. This takes a much more direct and easier route to the meeting point outside the church in Hartwell. I'd certainly describe this route as safe, direct, off road and easy to navigate. There are virtually no links to transport or stopping places but a 7km route between two such rural places, I wouldn't expect to find many. The bus stop I passed in Hartwell served a route to Wolverton. The route was certainly enjoyable and was an easy walk, although doesn't appear accessible for wheelers. I'd like for the right of way to be watertight to make that short section less of a worry, but overall I'd certainly recommend this Slow Way.

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