Visitor information and facilities - Brampton Valley Way

The Brampton Valley Way is a 14 mile long walking, cycling (and in parts horse riding) route developed on the former railway line between Northampton and Market Harborough.  Much of the route is suited to off-road and hybrid bicycles.

Opening times

Brampton Valley Way is open all day, everyday with free admission. 


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.

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​How to get there

Brampton Way

I am travelling 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
  • Bus - There is a regular bus service that operates between Market Harborough and Northampton with stopping points along the A508
  • Bicycle - Brampton Valley way is part of Sustrans National cycle route 6. There is a bridle way link from Brixworth Country Park that runs along Merry Tom lane (Cycling is permitted along all bridle ways).Off road or hybrid bicycles recommended.

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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.