The next leg of the County Challenge was to Northamptonshire. A county of two halves, if you like. The countryside itself is lovely - rolling hils, lots of old farms and houses. In the morning I went to Althorp, the home of the Spencer family. The house itself was closed but the village was really nice. Realising that Silverstone was close by I thought I should take a look. Nothing much was really happening but it was good to see the track and a few people driving round in saloon cars.

Onto the downside. Northampton itself is not a nice town, it covers everything that's bad about sixties town planning and architecture. Still it was a nice drive and a relaxing couple of days, not all the counties are going to be great.