On Foot
Trail: Weekley to Warkton (0)
Contributor: rubyrider Activity Type: Hiking Difficulty: Average Distance: 2.431 mi (3.913 km)
Description: Starting at Jessica's Tea Shop [38 Weekley, Weekley, Kettering NN16 9UN] which is set in the Old Post Office...& very nice it is too! acing the tea shop turn left & head down the street to the side of it...As the lane runs out follow the footpath down the right of the house...Climb another stile & follow the right side of this field. It's the first field we entered after leaving the river so at the end cross the stile & head back up the bridleway to the road (we've basically just done a square) Pass through the gate back onto the road & turn left back up the hill into Warkton taking the first lane on the right to St Edmund's church...Turn right & follow the road round the corner...ou can probably spot the footpath sign in the bottom picture & that's where we need to turn right at the entrance to Fedwells Farm At the end of the alley's a gate to head through & then turn sharp left up the rise At the top pass through the gate & follow the track, initially right & then as it swings round to the left...At the end of the track look for a new gate on the left...& pass through & turn right along the narrow grass path After 100 yards look for the path turning right through the hedge & head straight on keeping the hedge on our left & through the next gate And exactly the same direction & through the next gate to finally arrive at the River Ise
The river rises in the very field where the Battle of Naseby took place at the north-western tip of the County. Flowing east past Desborough & the Eleanor cross at Geddington, it then passes Kettering, through Wicksteed Park, Barton Seagrave & Burton Latimer before joining the Nene just south of Wellingborough
Don't cross the water, but turn right & head away from Kettering on the path that follows the river Eventually the path emerges through the bushes at a road Turn left & cross the Ise via the wooden bridge looking for a footpath sign on the other side of the road Head through the gate - we're now on the Boughton House Estate. At the end of the track climb the stile & then follow the hedge on the right across the field to the kissing gate...Same again, keeping to the right across the second field towards the large tree & through the next kissing gate ook to the left to see a grass track that passes through an avenue of trees towards Weekley church - that's where we need to go On the left's Weekley & Warkton Cricket Club The exit from the park is through the gate ahead On the right's Weekley Church of Saint Mary Magdalene At the end of the street turn right back to the tea shop.

istance: 3 miles (4.82km)

Time to walk: About 1 hour plus a bit extra for a stop at the Tea-Room

Difficulty: Mainly off road & flat easy walking

Parking: Park on road outside the church in Warkton, but be considerate as the street's are pretty narrow

Public toilets: Jessica's Tea Shop in Weekley

Map of the route: @Northamptonshire Teashop Walks
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