Friday, August 24, 2018, 18:07

Please come and join

The Benefice Walk 

On Saturday September 15th 2018

  • The walk starts at Paulerspury church at 1.00 pm

  • Departure times from the other churches are 2.15 pm from Whittlebury, 3.30 pm from Silverstone and 5.15 pm from Slapton

  • The walk ends at Abthorpe church at about 5.40 pm

 Approximate times and distances: 

1.      Paulerspury to Whittlebury - 2.5 miles along field paths, village lanes and farm tracks.  There are no stiles on this section.  (1 hour)

2.      Whittlebury to Silverstone – 2 miles across fields and village roads. Several stiles. (45 mins)

3.      Silverstone to Slapton – the longest section at 3.8 miles across fields, through woods and along country roads.  Some stiles. (1 hour 30 mins).

4.      Slapton to Abthorpe – a shortish hop (0.7 miles) to the finishing post across fields with some stiles. (20 mins)

5.      The total length of the walk is about 9 miles – but you can do as much or as little as you like.

 Refreshments and Comfort Stops:

  • The churches will all be open to allow walkers a short break
  • It is planned to provide light refreshments at the halfway point in Silverstone
  • At the end of the walk, everyone is welcome at the New Inn, Abthorpe for liquid refreshments and a pub meal (optional)
  • Those wishing to have a pub meal should e-mail Clare ( no later than Friday September 7th to book a place

 Other Stuff:

  • If you are not intending to walk yourself but would like to volunteer your services to transport walkers to and from starting/finishing points, please contact Clare or Alison (

  • The walk is open to all, not just regular church-goers.  Spouses, partners and children are all welcome – as are dogs and well-behaved owners.

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