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Connect with wildlife & water in spectacular landscapes. Northamptonshire's impressive Nene Valley is an oasis of tranquillity with exciting opportunities for new outdoor experiences.

  • 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.
  • Centrally located between London and Birmingham, in rural East Northamptonshire’s beautiful Nene Valley, with Canoe2 you can hire a canoe from our base by the River Nene, and paddle down river for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Grand Union Canal is the UK’s longest canal. From London, this canal travels through Northamptonshire and Warwickshire into the suburbs of Birmingham. Heavily locked with 17 single locks along...
  • Haddonstone has offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA. Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone that matures and weathers like natural stone. The head office is in East Haddon,...
  • 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...
  • The Nene Whitewater Centre was the UK's first pumped artificial whitewater course. Three pumps control the discharge of water down the 300 metre whitewater course allowing the Centre to control flow rates...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sywell Country Park exists on the site of a former drinking water reservoir near the village of Sywell in East Northamptonshire.

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