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Desborough

Northamptonshire


Slow Ways linking Desborough and Brixworth, Corby, Market Harborough, Rothwell (Northants)

England / Northamptonshire / Desborough

Desborough’s four Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 2/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Desborough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brixworth—Desborough
Brides one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 221m Descent 225m
Desborough—Corby
Descor one Pioneer me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 146m Descent 162m
Desborough—Corby
Descor two Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 138m Descent 154m
Desborough—Corby
Descor three Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 90m Descent 106m
Desborough—Rothwell (Northants)
Desrot one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 41m Descent 42m
Market Harborough—Desborough
Mardes one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 107m Descent 154m
Market Harborough—Desborough
Mardes two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 161m Descent 116m

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Collective progress

39% of Desborough’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

3/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

4 people have contributed to Desborough’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Desborough

26km out of 87km have been walked and reviewed

34km of reviews have been shared in Desborough

Latest Updates

The route is very short and simple - just take the path right of the church, follow it out to the B576, follow a pavement for a few yards and take another field path that takes you most of the way into Rothwell....

Hugh Hudson

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This route reflects my experience of trying to follow the badly plotted MARDES one from Market Harborough to Desborough - the basic route is the same but I have attempted to show the walkable line more clearly and reflect some of the waymarked gates and stiles that are not exactly on the right of way line. An alleyway path takes us right to Green Lane, where we go right on an unsurfaced lane then left using a signposted footpath through a rough pasture. At the far side of the next field I couldn't see a waymark and opted to climb a locked gate left of where the right of way line should be, We then follow a dog legged field round to the left, and cross into an area of light woodland. Once off this path the rest of the route is easy - first a downhill walk on a quiet lane, then a well used path takes us to the A6 Desborough bypass - we have to descend steps, and the road crossing has good sight lines, but no central refuge, so take care and be patient....

Hugh Hudson

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Market Harborough—Desborough

Hugh Hudson added Mardes two, a new walk from Market Harborough to Desborough

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The route should be quite a good one, but the path east from the Brampton Valley way crosses an enormous field, which had been fairly recently ploughed and lacks a clear footpath line, and the path south east of Braybrooke which has a number of problems....

Hugh Hudson

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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....

Richard

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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....

Michael Parkinson

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

Samantha Herring

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Brixworth—Desborough

Slow Ways added Brides one, a new walk from Brixworth to Desborough

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Desborough—Corby

Slow Ways added Descor one, a new walk from Desborough to Corby

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Desborough—Corby

Slow Ways added Descor two, a new walk from Desborough to Corby

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Desborough—Corby

Slow Ways added Descor three, a new walk from Desborough to Corby

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Desborough—Rothwell (Northants)

Slow Ways added Desrot one, a new walk from Desborough to Rothwell (Northants)

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Market Harborough—Desborough

Slow Ways added Mardes one, a new walk from Market Harborough to Desborough

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Desborough, Sun 21 July

20°

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Desborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP8022083292

Lat / Lon

52.44173° / -0.82125°

Easting / Northing

480,220E / 283,292N

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