Guided Countryside Walks

Join a volunteer guide on a 6 mile cross country walk to stretch your legs and explore the heart of rural Northamptonshire around Canons Ashby.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

On the second Thursday of every month from May to October (excluding September), come and explore our surrounding countryside, enjoy the fantastic views and get out in the fresh air with us.

Please wear stout walking footwear, come prepared for the weather and bring something to drink. Children aged over 11, accompanied by an adult are welcome. This walk may be cancelled in the event of poor weather or due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the website before travelling.

The basics

Children 11 years and older, accompanied by an adult, are welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet outside Visitor Reception in the car park at 9.55am, booted and ready to walk.
What to bring and wear
Please make sure you bring plenty of water. Suitable shoes, clothing and sun protection are essential.
Unfortunately the walks are not recommended for people with reduced mobility. These walks are also not suitable for dogs, as there are stiles which are not passable.
Please note that walks may be cancelled at short notice due to severe weather or other unforeseeable circumstances. Please check with the property before travelling. There will be livestock on some of the route as this goes through farmland.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 August 2019 09:55 - 13:00 Available
10 October 2019 09:55 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Canons Ashby
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Thu 01 Aug 2019
Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air.

Artist in residence: botanical watercolours

Mon 05 Aug 2019
On your visit around the house you may meet our artist in residence in the Dryden Sitting Room. Jenny Major creates beautiful botanical watercolours, many of which are based on specimens from Canons Ashby's garden.

Guided Countryside Walks

Thu 08 Aug 2019
Join a volunteer guide on a 6 mile cross country walk to stretch your legs and explore the heart of rural Northamptonshire around Canons Ashby.

Alice in Wonderland by Immersion Theatre

Sun 11 Aug 2019
Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy musical theatre adventure like no other.

Family Nature Picnic

Wed 14 Aug 2019
Bring the kids, a picnic, a picnic blanket, and your favourite toy animals. Help us make some wild art and get your face painted like a creature on a lovely family day out.