Brampton Valley Way

Route Details

  • From - to: Market Harborough - Northampton
  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Terrain: Disused railway path, rolled stone surface.
  • Access: Various
  • National Cycle Network: National Route 6

Route Description

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 crosses Scotland Road (take care).

You soon then reach rolling open countryside, climbing 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.

There are also a number of pubs just off the route. 

We'd recommend taking a good headlight for the tunnels as they can get very dark, especially at night!

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This route contains a Sustrans Greener Greenway

A greenway is a corridor of undeveloped land, reserved for recreational use and environmental conservation.

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Connecting the two towns via a high quality traffic-free path through the countryside, the Brampton Valley Way provides the perfect opportunity for a family day out.

14 miles