This completely traffic-free route has reconnected local residents to the city centre and surrounding countryside.
The Northampton section runs on an off-road path along a picturesque area of the River Nene, joining up Beckets Park to Upton with links off to Nene Valley Retail Park, Sixfields Leisure Park, Briar Hill and Norbital - an 18-mile circular cycle route around Northampton.
Things to see and do
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.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.