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Brampton Valley Way

The Brampton Valley Way spans over 14 miles between Northampton and Market Harborough, what was once a disused railway is now a wildlife corridor with a hard surface track suitable for most pedestrians, bicycle riders and horse-riders.

Motor vehicles are not permitted on the track under any circumstances unless agreed in advance with the parks’ Rangers.

Opening times

Brampton Valley Way is open all day, every day with free admission. There are no toilets along the route.


Brampton Way


By car

Brampton Valley Way can be easily reached from the A508 (this is the Northampton to Market Harborough road). There are a number of access points and car parks along this route.

By bus

There is a regular bus service that operates between Market Harborough and Northampton with stopping points along the A508.

Find bus timetables.

By bicycle

Brampton Valley way is part of Sustrans National cycle route 6. There is a bridleway link from Brixworth Country Park that runs along Merry Tom Lane (cycling is permitted along all bridleways). Off road or hybrid bicycles are recommended.


Parking is free of charge in the Brampton Valley Way car parks at Boughton crossing, Brampton Halt, Spratton, Draughton crossing and Kelmarsh station.

Brixworth Country Park is nearby which provides further facilities including a cafe, parking and toilets.

There are picnic sites in the car parks of Brixworth, Maidwell and Kelmarsh.

Dog walking

We provide a pleasant dog-friendly environment with areas where your dog is allowed off a lead (under control).

We provide dog bins in several places that are easily accessible.

Contact the Rangers

In Person: The Ranger’s Office is located at Brixworth Country Park via the Info Booth; the Info Booth is usually open 7 days a week, between 10:00 and 16:00.
Telephone: 0300 126 5932
Email: [email protected]

Last updated 04 July 2023