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10. Northamptonshire Country Parks

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands – Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Country Parks

Northamptonshire’s award winning Country Parks each have their own unique character and something to offer for everyone. All have access for everyone in mind and provide good parking, sign posted trails, picnic areas and a lot more besides…
Barnwell Country Park 
Located in the heart of the Nene Valley, 15 hectares of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore, close to the historic market town of Oundle. With three way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and facilities, Barnwell Country Park is a great place for a family day out. 
Brixworth Country Park 
Enjoy a family day out and explore the superb play area then relax in the sensory garden. Bike the seven miles from the park around Pitsford Water. 
Fermyn Woods Country Park 
See for yourself the five foot wingspan of the magnificent Red Kites at Fermyn Woods Country Park then reward yourself with home made cake in the Skylark Cafe. 
Irchester Country Park 
This former ironstone quarry has a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. The park is home to a wealth of wildlife as well as the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Jungle Parc at Irchester Country Park
Enjoy lots of amazing activities as you glide through the trees on rope bridges, zip lines and cargo nets.  with the Jungle Parc high ropes adventure course

For more information or to book a place, visit the Jungle Parc website or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For last minute bookings, telephone 07989 139 357. 
Sywell Country Park 
Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its past role as a water supply reservoir with a water works heritage trail to guide you round. 
Brampton Valley Way 
This former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway is now a car free ‘linear’ park surrounded by beautiful scenery and rich in natural and historical heritage.

The Northampton and Lamport Railway Society also operate train rides along a short section of line at the former Pitsford and Brampton station.

The Brampton Valley Way can be accessed on mountain bike from Brixworth Country Park via the Merry Tom Bridleway. 

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