Explore the heart of south Northants in final in series of award winning guides

MNCE - Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, Chapel Lane, Stoke Bruerne. Gala weekend lots of boat related activities.
MNCE - Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, Chapel Lane, Stoke Bruerne. Gala weekend lots of boat related activities.

The fourth and final walking and cycling guide to south Northants features 15 walks and three cycle rides taking in rolling hills, tranquil canals and a world famous motor racing circuit.

The latest edition in the series published by South Northants Council and Brackley based Global Mapping, Walk, Eat and Drink in Central South Northants includes a range of distances for all abilities.

Aerial view of Silverstone Circuit taken by Buckingham resident and mircolite pilot John Ganderton on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Aerial view of Silverstone Circuit taken by Buckingham resident and mircolite pilot John Ganderton on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Two previous guides in the series ‘Walk, Eat and Drink in Southwest Northants’ and ‘Walk and Cycle Brackley’ both won the Guide Book Silver Awards from the International Map Industry Association which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Alan Smith of Global Mapping, said: “The walks in this guide are very diverse from quiet canal and riverside towpaths to beautiful views in remote countryside to Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit.

“All of them offer something whatever the walker’s interest and there is wildlife in abundance.”

Walks range in distances from two miles around Bugbrooke to six and a half miles between Silverstone and Abthorpe.

The cycling routes range from 12 miles to 24 miles from the western most point at Moreton Pinkney to east of Rothersthorpe.

Councillor Rupert Fordham, SNC’s cabinet for economic development, said: “These guides are proving extremely popular and this latest one will enable residents and visitors to the area to discover yet more of what South Northants has to offer whether on foot, by bicycle, wheelchair or pram.

“Equally important are the many pubs and cafés featured in the guide that offer a welcome rest and refreshment which in turn helps our local economy.”

These and other local guides are available to download at www.southnorthants.gov.uk, or are available from SNC offices, attractions throughout the district, and the Towcester Museum.