Updated on December 9, 2022

Brackley is a charming market town in the southeastern region of Northamptonshire, close to the counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

This medieval town developed at the crossroads of trade routes connecting London, Birmingham, Oxford, and Cambridge, and was once a major hub for the wool and lace industries. However, these days it is more well-known as the home of the Mercedes Formula One team.

Festival-goers of all stripes, from motorcyclists to foodies, will find their festival-fill at Brackley. It’s also a wonderful place to go if you and your dog are searching for a new town to visit that is convenient and has numerous walking options.

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It’s also worth looking into the best dog walks in Banbury, as many are within a short drive from Brackley.



From Badby, in Northamptonshire, to Greens Norton, about a fifteen-minute drive from Brackley, lies the Knightley Way long distance footpath. In order to get back to the beginning of this long, linear walk or to the starting point, you and the dog will need to take public transportation.

To begin your stroll, you’ll go by Badby Woods and Fawsley Hall, where you can see the stately home set in a beautifully planted yard. Once you’ve made it across the canal, it’s just a short walk to the Preston Capes castle grounds.

The remainder of this hike goes through rural areas, with plenty of off-leash time for Fido in open fields and farms. The trek isn’t difficult per se, but you’ll need sturdy footwear and strong legs to complete it.

This route takes you via Badby, Farthingstone, Litchborough, Foxley, and Greens Norton, so you can stop at any of a number of convenient local establishments for a rest and some refreshments. The Butcher’s Arms in Greens Norton welcomes dog owners with open arms at the end of the day. Here’s where you may store your vehicle when visiting Badbury.

The length of this stroll is 19.3 kilometers.
Moderate in Difficulty
Point of Departure: Badby
Trails, fields, level terrain, slopes, uneven ground, and wooded areas.
Yes, parking is free.
You can find us at: Badby, Daventry, NN11 3AR


Starting at the recreation center on the outskirts of town, this fantastic round walk will take you and Fido out into the open countryside and fields. Off-leash dog walking is permitted in many areas, within reason when near cattle.

At roughly the midway point, there is a small cafe located in the aerodrome. The terrain is manageable for families with young children, and the walk itself is ideal for a day in the countryside, but strollers won’t be able to make the journey.

These pubs along the route are an added bonus to the trip. Before leaving Brackley, you’ll pass three pubs on your way: The Chequered Flag, The Greyhound, and The Bell. The Stratton Arms in Turweston and The Sun Inn on the outskirts of Whitfield are two other options.

If you reach The Sun and want to see more of Whitfield, you can take a side trip there and back. The Stratton Arms is the most picturesque site to stop for refreshments, as the river flows by their yard.

A 10.4 kilometer hike is in order.
Moderate in Difficulty
The Brackley Recreational Centre is where we’ll begin.
Paths, fields, hills, valleys, and slopes, as well as flat and uneven ground.
Free To park, yes
You may find us at: Springfield Way, Brackley, NN13 6JJ

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