This sociable group is made up of members, family and friends who are all welcome. A fund raising event is held once a year where proceeds are donated to NCFWI.
Members of the WI county walking group met this sunny afternoon to enjoy each other's company on another socially distanced walk at Pitsford reservoir.
Very slowly easing out of lockdown, 14 key members (including one dog) of the WI walking group met up at Irchester country park.This was their first socially distanced gathering and walk since February and the beginning of lock-down. They are now looking into how they can extend the numbers and planning further walks.
February 2020 - A spring walk near Blisworth
On a beautiful spring morning, the county walkers set off from Blisworth, along the Grand Union Canal to the Blisworth Arm/Gayton Junction.
December 2019 - Walking off the Mince Pies
The Walking Group sends their Very Best Wishes for 2020. This happy group of 25 walkers paused in Wicksteed Park, Kettering, on their way back to Barton Seagrave.
Ashton / Oundle. The morning turned out to be mild and almost dry. Ann had quickly improvised a 'town' walk owing to many of the riverside paths being flooded. We explored Oundle on the way to Barnwell Country Park before retracing our steps to the Chequered Skipper for refreshments.
On a Wet Saturday, 23 intrepid walkers braved the weather for a 5 mile walk. Unfortunately the views of the Welland Valley were masked by conditions!
A very interesting circular walk from Stony Stratford. We strolled through the Ouse Valley Park, then along the Grand Union Canal over the Iron Trunk Aquaduct before passing the restoration works taking place on the old Buckingham canal on the way back into Stony Stratford.
In July the walking group took the route from Ringstead to Stanwick Lakes, followed by lunch at The Axe and Compass. The photos show the gang of 36 walking through a field of Elephant Grass and also heading in the direction of Higham Ferrers church.
June 2019 - Wicksteed Park "One Man's legacy to Kettering"
This month was the annual fund raising event when the group met at Barton Seagrave Village Hall for a talk by the Community Link Manager of Wicksteed Park, followed by tea and cake. We then made our way to Wicksteed Park.
In May the group walked through water meadows, farmland and woodland, across the Nene Valley to Woodford.
In April the walking group enjoyed a windy walk to Whiston then onto Brafield-on-the-Green before returning for a well deserved lunch in The Royal Oak, Cogenhoe.
For the March walk, members met at Welford Community Centre for a sunny Spring walk. There were plenty of signs that Spring has sprung including daffodils and lambs along the way.
What a great way to spend a Saturday in the company of members, family and friends! These regular monthly walks combine good company, exercise, fresh air and are always followed by an enjoyable lunch in a local pub. Photo shows suitably attired members near Bugbrooke.
Stalwart members braved the murk to walk near The Bringtons, taking in Nobottle one of our smallest hamlets. They visited the Ancient "ridge & furrow" and finished the day with convivial refreshments in a local hostelry.
On a glorious Saturday morning, we followed the combined harvester across the Holdenby Estate.
Another beautiful walk, this time near Stoke Bruerne along the canal.
A beautiful sunny May morning found the Walking Group in the North of the County near Clipston. Photo shows walkers approaching a vantage point to view the Battle of Naseby site.
A rather grey walk around Emberton Park, Nr Olney - just over the border in Buckinghamshire. Whatever the weather, the company is great and all enjoyed the monthly meet up.
Latest photo from a gorgeous Saturday morning walk from Cranford St Andrew to Twywell. Thanks to the ladies of Cranford WI who prepared a wonderful spread of soup and cakes on our return to the Village Hall.
Everyone was dressed for the weather, which could not dampen their spirits on this rather wet Saturday morning. More than forty members, family and friends completed the walk in the Welford area.
The annual "walk off the mince pies" commenced from Islip and followed part of the Nene Way through Titchmarsh Nature Reserve. Once again the Group chose the most perfect day to walk in Northamptonshire's countryside.
The walk was started in light rain but it dried up within an hour and the sun came out. After the walk Grendon Wi ladies did everyone proud with ther selection of soups and cakes.
This is a view back towards Duston from the outskirks of Harpole - the clock tower at St Crispin's Hospital and the Express Lift tower on the horizon (centre). The walk in favourable weather was followed by the usual good company at the pub lunch.
This enjoyable walk included a section by the canal at Braunston.
June 2017 A walk and lunch were held at Harlestone with proceeds going to the "Save Denman" fund.
May 2017 A beautiful walk around the village and fields of North Crawley.
May 2016. There were 31 on a walk from Sherington on probably the hottest day of the year (so far). It was a colourful walk with the bluebells in Hollington Wood still in bloom. A socialable lunch at a local hostelry followed. A wonderful way to spend a Spring day.