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Northamptonshire's historic parklands offer variety to visitors throughout the year. Highlights include Brixworth Country Park, Brampton Valley Way, Fermynwoods & Irchester Country Parks.

  • Although it's located close to Northampton town centre, at Abington Park, you’ll find 117 acres of green space. Popular with walkers and families, the Park offers a unique combination of things to do, see and explore. Here...
  • Barnwell Country Park comprises 37 acres of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore, situated close to the historic market town of Oundle.
  • The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile rail trail built on the way of the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway in Northamptonshire.
  • Brixworth Country Park opened in 1997 and lies next to Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire.
  • Corby Boating Lake is a lovely facility at the heart of the town. The lake can boast a wide range of geese, ducks, water fowl and the residential swans. The recent environmental project has improved fishing stocks. There are...
  • Corby's woodlands are important places for wildlife and people and since 2007 Corby Borough Council has been committed to making them a safe, welcoming environment for all to enjoy. We need your help to discover more about them...
  • Daventry Country Park is an ideal family day out situated on the edge of Daventry town centre, with a large reservoir, visitor centre, adventure playground and many nature trails to explore.
  • In the early middle ages, Northampton with its Castle was a centre of royal government and as such attracted significant buildings, one of these was Delapré Abbey, founded by Simon de Senlis around 1125. One of only two...
  • East Carlton Countryside Park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron...
  • Located in North Northamptonshire, Fermyn Woods Country Park offers a diverse landscape of forest, marsh and meadows. The beautiful woodlands are the perfect place to stretch your legs and get closer to nature. If you’re...
  • A popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore, families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the café....
  • Irchester Country Park is a favourite with families, walkers and cyclists. The site was originally an ironstone quarry. Now, the popular park offers grassy pastures, trails to navigate and woodland to explore. Here are some of...
  • Visit the wonderful Nene Wetlands nature reserve - as seen on BBC Countryfile - a unique one square mile of wild and man-made habitats rich in wildlife. Then pop in and see us at our exciting new visitor centre, a low-lying,...
  • Salcey Forest is a magnificent ancient woodland which is a remnant of the medieval royal hunting forest. It has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and...
  • Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire's beautiful Nene Valley, and is widely considered to be one of the region's most imaginative outdoor activity destinations...
  • A favourite with families and walkers too, Sywell Country Park offers and eclectic mix of things to see and explore. An Edwardian water pump house and tower still stand within the small reservoir, which at 3 miles round...
  • An established park, which has undergone a heavy planting programme that will become a haven for wildlife in years to come. A 40-acre area with grassland walks and adult fitness trail, bmx track, half pipe skateboard unit, junior...
  • You’ll find West Glebe Park in Corby, North Northamptonshire. It’s a lovely green open space close to the town centre. The park features a small skate park and BMX track. Additionally, there is a children’s...
  • Wicksteed Park is a family favourite with visitors to Northamptonshire. The attraction is a Grade II English Heritage listed Park and Garden. Set within 147 acres of green open space, you’ll be surprised by the variety...

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