Lace up your walking shoes for Heritage Open Days

Lace up your walking shoes for Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is an annual festival which celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture. This September, discover Daventry's history and hidden secrets with a series of guided walks.

Borough Hill History Walks

Saturday 14th September: 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm

Take a trip back through the ages of Borough Hill with the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold. The walk looks at the history of the hill from its formation in the Jurrassic about 140 million years ago, through the geological period to the human occupation of the hill starting in the Neolithic period to the present day.

Covering the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages occupation and including the role with the BBC, town water supply and many other aspects of the hill through the ages. There is information on the flora and fauna as well as the extensive views from the hill.

The walk this year will include access to features not included in previous walks.

Donations to the Mayor's charities welcome but not required:

The walk lasts for approximately 1.5-2 hours.

No booking required.

The distance is 2 miles over grass tracks with some gravel tracks.

Visitors can leave the walk at any point if the distance is too far or the terrain is too rough.

Meeting point: in the main car park at Borough Hill reached from a metalled road off Admirals Way


The site is mostly rough grass tracks, some areas are inaccessible to wheelchairs or need the ability to walk over steep slopes and very uneven ground. These areas can however be by passed on the rough tracks. An off-road wheelchair would be capable of accessing the full walk. Pushchairs capable of being used on rough grassland will be able to access the walk.

Town Centre History Walks

Sunday 15th September: 2pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 18th September: 6pm to 7.30pm

A guided walk through the history of Daventry Town Centre from the Roman to the present day.

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold will be leading the town walk. The walk explains the reason for the layout of the town and how that came into existence and looks at and explains individual buildings and historical points of interest in the town.

Donations to the Mayor's charities welcome but not required:

The walk lasts for approximately 1.5 hours.

No booking required

Meeting point: on the front steps of Daventry Holy Cross Church, Church Walk, Daventry


This is a town centre walk mostly on pavements and pedestrian areas although there is a need to cross roads and climb kerbs. Disabled parking is provided in all the town car parks and on street parking should be available close to the start

Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:41 by DTC Events

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