Brampton Valley Way

This lovely traffic-free cycling and walking path travels through beautiful countryside between Market Harborough and Northampton. With views of the surrounding landscapes and opportunities to visit local attractions, the Brampton Valley Way makes for the perfect family day out.

The Brampton Valley Way connects Market Harborough and Northampton via a high-quality traffic-free cycling and walking path. This lovely trail meanders through the countryside and makes for the perfect family day out.

The route follows one of the longest dismantled railway paths in the country and was opened for recreational use in 1993.

Starting in Market Harborough at the southern end of Britannia Walk, the path runs alongside Oaklands Park and after crossing Scotland Road you soon reach rolling, open countryside. Then you’ll begin to climb gently to the marvellously spooky Oxenden tunnel (please use your lights) before crossing the flat valley of the little River Ise.

From this point there are two detours where you can opt to visit local attractions such as Kelmarsh Hall, Brixworth Country Park and Lamport Steam Railway.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Brampton Valley Way is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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