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Daventry

Northamptonshire


Slow Ways linking Daventry and Byfield, Northampton, Rugby, Southam, Towcester, West Haddon

England / Northamptonshire / Daventry

Daventry’s six Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Daventry from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Byfield—Daventry
Byfdav one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 252m Descent 248m
Daventry—Northampton
Davnor one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 231m Descent 303m
Daventry—Towcester
Davtow one Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 307m Descent 365m
Daventry—West Haddon
Davwes one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 154m Descent 177m
Daventry—West Haddon
Davwes three Enjoy me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 162m Descent 140m
Rugby—Daventry
Rugdav one Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 235m Descent 270m
Rugby—Daventry
Rugdav two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 205m Descent 170m
Southam—Daventry
Soudav one Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 190m Descent 129m

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Collective progress

47% of Daventry’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

5/8

reviewed

1/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

4 people have contributed to Daventry’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Daventry

83km out of 150km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in Daventry

Latest Updates

Steve Litchfield took this photo on Byfdav one

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The route passes by pubs at Charwelton and Newnham, and I believe there is a pub a short way from the route in Badby if you need refreshments. After reaching the top of the Down, the route then descends again as it skirts through the pretty Badby Woods, and then finally into the village of Badby. The route then climbs again out of the pretty village of Newnham towards the highest point of the walk - Newnham Hill Radio Mast....

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Rugby—Daventry

Andrea Wolstenholme pledged to walk Rugdav one

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Soudav one

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The route takes you out of Daventry fairly quickly, up and over the A45 via the 'curly wurly' pedestrian bridge (photo 1). Leaving Kentle Wood behind, the route opens up to give fantastic views over to Bush Hill, Flecknoe and Warwickshire (photo 3). The one mitigating factor was at least the farmers left a strip of land around the perimeter of these fields which meant we could walk relatively easily around the perimeters to follow the route - albeit by taking a slightly longer. The field perimeter diversions ended once we got past Miry Bridge, and after that the route was relatively easy to follow all the way into Flecknoe. After leaving Flecknoe, the route towards the canal sees a return of the aforementioned roughly ploughed fields and missing RoW (photo 8). After a short 10m stretch of road walking alongside the busy A425 and past the old Bridge pub which is now just private residences, the route takes you along the Millennium Way towards Stockton....

Steve Litchfield

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This is a review of the section from Long Buckby, where the Euston train stops, to Daventry....

Carlthered

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I walked this from Daventry to Fawsley Hall on a warm Christmas Eve (so not the whole section, winter, and a bit muddy)....

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Rugdav two

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There is a slight diversion from the plotted route here, but the diversion was easy enough to navigate (details below). The canal towpath is a bit laborious in places, but in my opinion what really lets it down is the mile long section of road walking along Onley Lane. The route is as plotted to the point where the footpath goes above the eastern portal of the Braunston canal tunnel. There is a marked diversion (photo 4) which takes the diverted towpath through the adjacent Lang Farm Northern Valley Park all the way to the A361 where you pick the plotted route up again. Picking the route up again from the A361 (photo 5) you more or less follow the route of the canal tunnel directly below, passing some ventilation shafts and with a lovely elevated view of Braunston ahead (photo 6). Then the route takes a lovely diversion away from the Oxford canal briefly to take you up to All Saints Church, before heading back downhill (photo 9) to re-join the canal. Eventually you come up the side of the cutting (photo 15) to Clifton Road which then takes you quickly into town and the end of the route....

Steve Litchfield

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Navigation straightforward, and the road walking is either on a v quiet road, or a road with a pavement. The paths across fields are well defined, and although there are a few stiles the only problem is the gate (illustrated by the first reviewer) leading into the field immediately before the A5 - the gate is iron and heavy and has to be lifted as it is not hinged to the gatepost. The toilets in Long Buckby are closed "due to vandalism" but there are toilets and a cafe at Daventry Country Park....

KB

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The road walking between the M1 and the footpath to Welton is none too pleasant, especially crossing the A5; there is a pavement alongside the road between Welton and Daventry. Once on the footpath, the second field is quite swampy, but easily negotiated. A very short detour on entering Daventry Country Park accesses toilets and a cafe....

KB

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Panic452 surveyed Davwes three

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Issues to note include some narrow footbridges, potentially muddy sections, long grass and the need to cross the busy A5 road and walk along its verge for 50 feet or so. The back road into West Haddon is narrow but ok to walk along....

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Rugby—Daventry

Panic452 added Rugdav two, a new walk from Rugby to Daventry

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Daventry

Panic452 surveyed Daventry

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Daventry—West Haddon

Panic452 added Davwes three, a new walk from Daventry to West Haddon

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Byfield—Daventry

Slow Ways added Byfdav one, a new walk from Byfield to Daventry

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Daventry—Northampton

Slow Ways added Davnor one, a new walk from Daventry to Northampton

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Daventry—Towcester

Slow Ways added Davtow one, a new walk from Daventry to Towcester

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Daventry—West Haddon

Slow Ways added Davwes one, a new walk from Daventry to West Haddon

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Rugby—Daventry

Slow Ways added Rugdav one, a new walk from Rugby to Daventry

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Southam—Daventry

Slow Ways added Soudav one, a new walk from Southam to Daventry

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Daventry, Thu 25 July

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Daventry’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP5738562385

Lat / Lon

52.25667° / -1.16071°

Easting / Northing

457,385E / 262,385N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Daventry's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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