COVID-19 UPDATE

In line with the Government easing COVID-19 lockdown, activities are resuming in the Village Hall.

TABLE TENNIS

Table tennis in the village hall

The club meets in the Village Hall on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Thursdays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, so please come along and have some fun (and gentle exercise) for the small price of £3.00 per person.

GARDENING GROUP

Gardening in Harringworth

The Harringworth Gardening Group is a new but lively and popular group. We share and swap plants, produce and know-how and we get together every now and then for talks or other gatherings.

We have a wide range of interests and everyone is welcome; you can select the aspects you’re interested in, be it vegetable or flower gardening and we welcome both beginners and experienced gardeners. New members are most welcome and you don’t have to live in the village, though most of us do.

Contact Nicola Morgan at  n@nicolamorgan.co.uk to find out more.

Walking Group

Walking group

Harringworth has an active walking group who meet on Wednesdays and an ambling group. Contact details are given in the following overview.

The Wednesday walks were started by the late John Beardsley in 1992 and have continued  uninterrupted since then.  It is a loose association of friends who  walk and each carries his/her own liability.

The walks are roughly five miles/two hours.  They start at  10.20am from the point of departure. Members volunteer to lead. Angela Pollard (angela.pollard2@gmail.com or phone 01780 720 589) advises by e-mail the leader and the start location. We start from over 30 different villages each year.

For the past couple of years average attendance has been 18 people with a maximum of 30 and a minimum of six. 20 people can mean quite a number of cars at the start point and so most will begin and end at a pub, both for parking convenience and refreshment at the end.  There is a voluntary donation of 50p which accumulates for charitable purposes. Each year £800 or so is donated. This was started by John Beardsley in 1999 and over £10,000 has been donated, a fine memorial for a much missed friend.

There is also an ambling group, who walk two to three miles (1-1 1/2 hours. Judith Jenkinson (jmjenkinson@mac.com phone 747 516) advises the walks by e-mail. The average numbers walking are 10-12. Parking is less of a problem so start points rarely use pubs but efforts are made to find coffee stops.

River Welland

Walking in Northamptonshire with John Harris

Use the link below to find  all the information you need to get walking in beautiful Northamptonshire:

John Harris’s Walking in England

Northamptonshire walks with Dave Askew

Dave Askew runs a walking group aimed at showing people just how beautiful Northamptonshire is and he attracts lots of single people who don’t feel comfortable walking on their own. More details can be found on his website Northamptonshire Walks.

Harringworth Lunch Club

Harringworth Lunch Club
The Lunch Club usually meet on the third Tuesday of every month from October through to April.
The organisers, Barbara Kedge and Maggie Hill, select a different restaurant or pub each month and arrange a special menu with several choices, usually priced around £15.00/£16.00 for two courses, sometimes including coffee or tea. A optional third course is always available at extra cost.  Usually the venue is within a maximum of 30 minutes drive from Harringworth. Average attendance is around 24 although the club has around 40 village members.
In August we get together for a picnic in one of the member’s garden which is always an enjoyable event. A different venue each year.
All are welcome to join our friendly group. Please contact one of the organisers:

Riding Stables

Harringworth Manor Stables is a fun, friendly, family environment that has been established for 30 years. Situated in the heart of the Welland Valley countryside, the stables are only a short distance from Corby, Stamford, Rutland, Uppingham and Kettering.

With collective experience exceeding 70 years of animal husbandry, riding, teaching and working with horses, Harringworth Manor Stables offers a high quality of teaching from novice to advances levels. Their dedicated and experienced staff ensure that riding is fun, safe and educational. They are fully licensed and insured.

Contact:
Harringworth Manor Stables Riding School Wakerley Road, Harringworth, Corby NN17 3AH
Telephone: 01572 747 400
Email: email@harringworthmanorstables.com

Percy's Path

Viaduct: view from Percy's Path

A walk around Harringworth & Shotley taking in the stunning views of the local countryside, village and viaduct from the ridge above the village.

Walk length: 3.5 miles

Walking time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: after the initial ascent and a stile, the walk is gentle. Walkers participate at their own risk.

Click here to download a route map.

Yoga with Lee Breeze

Pilates group

The Beginners Yoga Class in Harringworth Village Hall will start on the afternoon of June 9, and then run on the following Wednesdays – June 16, (probably not June 23), then July 7, 14 and 21.  The classes will then start again in September 2021.

If you are interested please contact Lee Breeze (from Gretton) on 07740 928 043 or breezelee06@gmail.com