Jurassic Way - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Jurassic Way
The Jurassic Way is a long distance, recreational walking route which travels the length of Northamptonshire. 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. The trail goes near the Oxford and Grand Union canals, past the Great Central Railway's Catesby Tunnel and viaduct, the River Welland, the 82-arch viaduct at Harr
Attractions Near Jurassic Way
National Trust - Canons Ashby
4.19km from Jurassic Way
The National Trust's Canons Ashby is an Elizabethan manor house and 18th century gardens located in Northamptonshire. It was built by John Dryden, great-grandfather of the Poet Laureate of the same name. The house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the time of Sir Henry Dryden, a Victorian antiquary, passionate about the past.
6.5km from Jurassic Way
Badby Woods is a private property and part of the Fawsley Estate, but is open to all visitors to enjoy its natural beauty. It is a protected wildlife area, and has a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Woods. It is mainly pedunculate oak, with varied ground flora including creeping soft-grass, wood anemone, yellow archangel and bluebell. A small marsh has very diverse herbs.
7.27km from Jurassic Way
Everdon Stubbs is an ancient woodland with a mix of English and sessile oak, lowland birch, sweet chestnut and sycamore. Bluebells and rare wild daffodils provide colour in spring. It is described by Natural England as an important site for fungi, and there is a diverse range of breeding birds. One of the iconic attraction where you can rejuvinate your mind and body in the middle of greenery.
7.5km from Jurassic Way
Sulgrave Manor was built in 1539 for Tudor wool merchant Lawrence Washington, a direct ancestor of George Washington. It represents a superb example of a small manor house and garden of the Tudor period in England. An Endowment Fund, begun in 1924 by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, assists in the maintenance of the property.
Catanger Llama Trekking
8.69km from Jurassic Way
Catanger Llama Trekking an activity where llamas accompany people on hiking and walking trips, including eco-tourism. The Catanger Llamas often referred to as the county of ‘squires and spires’ with idyllic villages and beautiful undulating countryside, unspoiled and blissfully quiet. As a visitor and breeding centre you can also visit to see the young llamas or shop for a range of llama related gifts.
10.45km from Jurassic Way
Borough Hill is a hill to the east of the town of Daventry in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is over 200 metres (660 ft) above sea level and dominates the surrounding area. Today it is maintained as a country park by the Council, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area as well as providing a haven for local wildlife and a popular spot for dog walkers.
Discover More Attractions in Northamptonshire, Home of Jurassic Way
Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".
Location of Jurassic Way
For more information about Jurassic Way, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Way