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
13 June 2019 09:55 - 13:00 Available
11 July 2019 09:55 - 13:00 Available
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

Moths and Butterflies family trail

Mon 27 May 2019
Flitter and flutter across the parkland looking for our British butterflies and moths. See how many you can find, discover more about these beautiful winged creatures and pick up your sticker from the Coach House shop.

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Mon 27 May 2019
Get green fingered and plant something to grow and nurture at home, and earn a sticker for your 50 things to do. Take it home, watch it grow and taste it when it's ready.

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Thu 06 Jun 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.

Father's Day trail

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Bring your Dad and enjoy the Father's Day Trail together. Explore the grounds and discover parts of Canons Ashby you might not normally notice. Also suitable for Grandads, Husbands, Mums, Aunties and anyone else who wants to have a go.

Guided Countryside Walks

Thu 13 Jun 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.

Artist in residence: botanical watercolours

Thu 27 Jun 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.