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Brampton Valley Way


23 km / 14 miles
A linear trail using the original track-bed of the former London & North Western Railway that ran between Northampton and Market Harborough. The railway, designed by George Bidder and George R. Stephenson (nephew of Robert Stephenson), was officially opened to traffic in 1859 and closed in 1981.

The Brampton Valley Way is now part of Sustrans National Cycle Route 6.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: SP737653 - Broughton Crossing, Northampton, Northamptonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SP739864 - Little Bowden Crossing, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1993
Web Sites: Northamptonshire Country Parks - Brampton Valley Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Brampton Valley Way - North  (Northamptonshire County Council ) Download
External download Brampton Valley Way - Central  (Northamptonshire County Council ) Download
External download Brampton Valley Way - South  (Northamptonshire County Council ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 141, 152
OS Landranger Active 141, 152
OS Explorer 223
OS Explorer Active 223

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Route Profile:

22.5 km (14.0 miles)
180 m (591 ft) ascent
154 m (505 ft)  maximum height

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