Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Northampton
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal. Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
Creating these routes in Northampton has been a real pleasure and although I knew about the Hunsbury railway, I never knew about the iron age hill fort there. The route starts near the Drovers return on the other side of Hunsbury Hill drive, where the route winds itself through the estate down a scenic track before returning along another lovely path backup to the park. The route then basically follows the edge of the park before finishing at the crossing gates at the Ironstone rail.
A cracking route that is more or less very flat, and apart from the start lane a beautiful route around the lakes, canals and parklands that make up the Upton Park. Wondering about the name? The Express tower watches your every move!!
What a lovely surprise this route is, when you drop down to the start you find a lovely disused railway converted to a cracking path. At the end of the line used to be a railway cottage called Little Norway, hence the route name; alas this cottage has now been replaced with the units at Brackmills. Even when you are near the factory units the route is amazing with lakes, trees, fantastic paths….a real gem.
The route is very flat on tracks and paths around the Nene River. You will have to pinch yourself to realise you are in the middle of Northampton. The name comes from the finish location which is next to the Rapids at the water sport centre. Take note this route can flood so check the Facebook group for updates.
Although slightly out of Northampton it is definitely worth that little drive out of town for what is a fast, easy to navigate and simply gorgeous route around this large reservoir. There are plenty of things to do so why not make it a family affair.
A fantastic route with plenty of variety and lovely scenery, the start following the edges of farmers fields before heading down the Darlington brook. Then towards Harleston Firs, a gorgeous section of wooded paths takes you to the varied paths and tracks of the Brampton way, taking you back to the car park at the Kings!