Walks in either direction along the route of the former railway from Northampton to Market Harborough. The free car park is at the former Kelmarsh station. The surface of the path is gravel and earth: it drains fairly well but could be a little muddy after lots of rain. Once away from the road, it's safe for dogs to be off lead, but watch out for occasional cyclists sharing the path.
From the car park, climb the stairs up to the level of the former railway line. Turn left to head south across the bridge over the road. Continue along the railway path for 800 metres (half a mile) to reach the summit tunnel, then turn and retrace your steps. It's quite safe to walk through the tunnel but you'll need a torch.
Or from the car park walk up the gentle ramp away from the road (northwards), soon to join the railway path. Continue for as far as you wish, then turn round and retrace your steps: after 2.8 km (1¾ miles) you'll reach a tunnel, which is safe to walk through with a torch. On the return to the car, if you find yourself crossing the bridge over the road, you've gone a few metres too far.
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Edited: 27th August 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.