…… An afternoon Stroll near CrickWhen : 25 July 2015
Where : Crick, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Start and End Point : SP596,726
Distance : Approx 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Significant heights : A gentle rise of approx 65 ft (20 m) … Mostly dead level.
Maps : 1:25,000 OS Explorer Map No.222, Rugby & Daventry
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This is to be a short post, even shorter than my last post which describes this exact same walk only repeated a little over a year later. Again it was a Saturday, again the sun was shining and it promised to be reasonably warm, without being hot, so it occurred to me that a drink and maybe a meal on the sun terrace would be a pleasant way to spend a Saturday lunch-time, with the possibility of a min-walk afterwards …. And so it panned out.
Without much detail :
Drive Rugby to Crick. Then the Crick Bypass (A428) ignoring the turn for Crick Village itself, and then away from Crick towards West Haddon and Northampton, again still on the A428. After a short distance, over the canal on a bit of a humped-back-bridge and very soon afterwards turned right into a roughish drive to reach the car park of The Moorings bar/restaurant.
Found an outside table, bought drinks, and found some menus. Wife and son decided they were a little cool in the canal-side breeze (despite the sun being mostly out). Settled down in the leather sofa and chairs. Decided on our food order. Relaxed, chatted, slowed down, ate the excellent and interesting food and was told that yes we could leave the car in their car-park whilst we went off for our walk.
And then we set off on our stroll :-
Through a gate by the side of the buildings to exit onto the A428 road.
A turn to the left along the road and over the canal bridge.
Across the road to drop down to the canal towpath.
Headed north on towpath, with canal on our right.
Past a marina (on the opposite side).
Bend to the left, to reach an arched red-brick bridge (No.13)
Climb away from canal to cross the bridge
Follow the path/bridle track ahead (north) in a straight line (with a small hill over on our left).
Crest the rise then descend still heading straight north.
Enjoy the views from the slightly raised elevation.
Reach the canal again, cross over a bridge and drop down to the towpath.
Turn right to follow towpath (water on our left) in a big loop.
Follow the canal turning through 180 degrees in a big anti-clockwise loop.
Reach Bridge No.13 – Cross under and continue on tow path.
Continue on tow path, now bending around to the right.
Pass the marina entrance again (on the opposite bank).
Rise back to the A428 and return to The Moorings.
Well, to finish, we had another quick drink before heading off, back around the Crick bypass, under the M1, through the vast DIRFT warehousing/distribution site and back into Rugby and home.
So, once again, when the weather comes good in England, we have a simply fantastic place to live and “play” in.
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