Great Addington, Northamptonshire

Spires Way

Spires Way is a 28 mile circular trail in East Northamptonshire, devised in 2012 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
The idea of the trail came from a view-point half a mile north of the village of Great Addington, from where on a clear day 10 church spires can be seen along the beautiful Nene Valley. Spires Way links the spires together by using existing rights of way. Most of the route is along public footpaths and bridleways, including parts of the Nene Way, the Greenway in Higham Ferrers, and the Stanwick Lakes pathways.
The trail can be split into a series of 11 short linear walks, or 3 longer circular walks, all starting and finishing in Great Addington.
A map, instructions and photos from the walk can be downloaded here (1.6 Mb).