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Walks

  • Lockdown gave us the need to explore locally, and plenty of time to do that in, writes Editor Nicholas Rudd-Jones. This is another in the series of long loops (what we call β€˜petals’, as these walks create that shape) from Stamford into the villages. This one is notable for the very fine houses that we pass – Burghley House (big), Walcot Hall (medium) and Ufford Hall (smaller, all Grade I listed and exquisite in their way); other highlights covered en route include Wothorpe, Barnack, the Old Canal and Stamford East Meadows

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  • This part of the world, once part of the ancient Rockingham Forest, has a very remote feel about it – at times it is easy to image being one of the medieval hunters who frequented these parts, writes Nicholas Rudd-Jones

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  • Top 10 winter strolls

    26th November 2020

    As the days shorten, we still want to get out for some fresh air but probably not tramp across muddy fields. Here we pick our favourite 10 strolls that can all be done within an hour or so, generally along park, forest or reservoir tracks with good surfaces, which means they are more suitable for less-able/younger walkers. Check for Covid restrictions if you plan to visit any of the cafes.

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  • Local Living Publisher Nicholas Rudd-Jones, author of two walking guides (Urban Rambles and Pathways), has collated his 10 favourite walks in our region, all of which have a fabulous pub…

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  • This is really a circumnavigation of Burghley House, with great views from the southern side, and the full circuit made possible by the permissive footpath running between Pilsgate and the…

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  • Bedford Purlieus has been described as one of the most flower-rich woods in England. Nicholas Rudd-Jones guides you there on a walk that starts in the pretty village of Apethorpe…

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  • Polebrook & Barnwell

    21st August 2020

    This walk takes in two very attractive villages and glorious views looking down across to Oundle and the Nene Valley. Good for spotting wildlife, especially red kites! KEY DATA Distance:…

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