Route: Jurassic Way (United Kingdom)

Submitted by Robjonesendurance on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 12:50am
Location
United Kingdom
Distance
142 km
Vertical Gain
2100 m
Description

The Way follows the band of Jurassic Limestone that runs along the northern boundary of Northamptonshire going first along the Oxford Canal and then via Middleton Cheney and Woodford Halse to Braunston on the Grand Union Canal. Here it turns to pass between Market Harborough and Corby, following the Welland Valley to Rockingham with its castle.

START:  SP460406 - Banbury, Oxfordshire

FINISH: TF041075 - Stamford, Lincolnshire

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Jurassic+Way

The route can be completed in either direction.  There are shops in towns and villages along the route to refuel.

The route is not well marked in some parts and so small deviations from the GPS are required to navigate around farms and fields that are now closed to public access.

The GPX file states 136kms which under sells the route.  Realistically its 140+ on a good day, with a few wrong turns etc it came out at 149kms for me.

Expect plenty of  uneven cow trodden fields, fences and hedges to climb over and minimal route markings.  

Carry plenty of hydration for the first 50km if starting early as there will be nothing open and no natural water sources.

 

 

GPS Track