There are some wonderful walks in and around Woodford. Here are some of them, tried and tested by our previous Footpath Warden, Joe Pitt.
Our current footpath warden is Kerry Simmonds.
Remember to respect local rights of way and follow the country code (find out more here).
There is also a short walk around the village to explore some of the Woodford’s railway history. You can download a walk guide here.
Bill Reid, who was a fireman and used to work coal trains to and from Woodford in the years up to closure, has created a page of Woodford Halse Railway Walks.
Walking Around Woodford
For are walking around Woodford you may find an Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 206 helpful. You can get it from bookshops or online here. For a link to a map showing local rights of way see our Local Footpaths page. You can also use the Woodford Walks Facebook page.
Other Nearby Walks
If you like walking, there is a useful web site called John Harris’s Walking In Northants which has details of other walks and walking clubs. You can find more local walks on his “Walks Near Daventry” page.
You can also find walks nearby on the Walking Britain web site. Here’s a link to a walk from Woodford to Hellidon and Badby. There are other nearby walks listed on the bottom of the page.
One of the UK’s Long Distance Footpaths, the Jurassic Way, runs through the parish. You can learn more about it here in this pamphlet published by Northants County Council (warning: 10.7M bytes download):- Jurassic Way South (opens in a new window. The Jurassic Way covers 88 miles from Banbury to Stamford in Lincolnshire, you can find out more about it and download guides to the route from this page on the Long Distance Walkers Association web site.
Boddington Parish Council has a page of walks around their parish here.
Some paths in the Chipping Warden / Aston Le Walls area are affected by HS2 construction.