Knightley Way

A walk of 12 miles in Northamptonshire, which begins in Badby and ends in Greens Norton. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Badby
Grid Ref: SP560587
Distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Climbing: 319 metres
Walk time: 5-6 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The waymarked Knightley Way is a 12 mile walking route in Northamptonshire which passes through attractive countryside formerly owned by the Knightley family of Fawsley Hall. The walk starts at the village of Badby and finishes at the village of Greens Norton near to Towcester. In between Badby and Greens Norton the Knightley Way passes through or near to the grounds of Fawsley Hall, crossing the Canal and Big Waters before continuing on paths across fields to Preston Capes where the site of a Motte and Bailey Castle can be discerned. From Preston Capes the way continues across more farmland, on roadways and across heathland to Fathingstone. More farmland is crossed between Farthingstone and Litchborough and then field paths, roadways and lanes are followed to Foxley and on to te finish. As well as being waymarked on the ground the route is also marked on Ordnance Survey maps, Explorer series.

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