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Brampton Valley Way

Brampton Valley Way


Market Harborough,


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.

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.

Cycle Route: Market Harborough to Northampton

Access: Various

Miles: 14

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Map reference: SP 735873  Lat: 52.47869 Long: -0.91921

By car - The Brampton Valley Way can be easily reached from the A508 (Northampton to Market Harborough road). There are a number of access points and car parks (marked on the map) along the route.

By bus - A regular bus service operates between Market Harborough and Northampton with stopping points along the A508.

By cycle - The Brampton Valley Way is part of Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 6. Bridleway link from Brixworth Country Park along Merry Tom Lane (cycling is permitted along all bridleways).