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In this section there are updates on Destination Nene Valley news, keeping checking in to see what we are up to. You can also explore our archive of news items.

Rare birds visit the Nene Valley this winter - An array of rare birds will return to the Nene Valley this winter to find warmth and food at the internationally important wetland areas that run from Northampton to Thrapston, known as the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area (SPA). As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of this area, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire County ... Read More
The Vikings are coming to Stanwick Lakes! - Join us as the Nene Valley Festival comes to a finale with an epic day at Stanwick Lakes. From 10:30am – 4pm on Sunday 22 September, everyone is welcomed to come and see Viking re-enactors, the Bifrost Guard. You will also be able to join in with Settlers Trails, Archery, Axe Throwing and much, much more – it is set ... Read More
Day Three Highlights - Each day throughout the festival we will post daily highlights of some of the key events happening across the festival – both here on the blog and in our podcast feeds as well… Well after an action packed weekend that saw visitors flock to events all over the area – from Northampton to Peterborough – the Nene Valley Festival continues ... Read More
Day Two Highlights - Each day throughout the festival we will post daily highlights of some of the key events happening across the festival – both here on the blog and in our podcast feeds as well… Day two of the festival ramps up the excitement from yesterdays launch event with events taking place all over region again: Rushden Lakes plays host to the ... Read More
Day One Highlights - Today’s the day – this years Nene Valley Festival finally gets underway! Each day throughout the festival we will post daily highlights of some of the key events happening across the festival – both here on the blog and in our podcast feeds as well… Day 1 of the festival is of course dominated by our launch event in Peterborough. ... Read More
Festival Maps & Guides - Excitement is building across the Nene Valley as the countdown ticks down to five days until the kick off of this years Nene Valley Festival! One of the best ways to keep up to date with everything happening across this years festival (aside from the blog, our social media channels and podcast!) is to pick up one of our festival ... Read More
Join us for the launch of the Festival - There are only a few days until the start of the 6th Nene Valley Festival and we are very excited! The Festival will be running from 14 – 22 September and kicks off with a launch event at Peterborough Cathedral from 11am – 4pm on 14 September. Following an official ribbon cutting event by local dignitaries, the event is set ... Read More
New website to showcase the Nene Valley and Annual Festival - The Destination Nene Valley partnership has officially launched a new website promoting the delights of the valley ahead of the 6th Nene Valley Festival which runs from 14 – 22 September. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund via Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme and delivered by the Environment Agency, Nene Park Trust, East Northamptonshire Council and the Nenescape team and ... Read More
Launch Event in Peterborough - If you follow us on social media or remember the Nene Valley festival from last year, you might remember that there was some extreme weather around the region the last weekend of the festival that caused the cancellation of the closing event for the Nene Valley Festival which was due to take place in Peterborough City Centre.   Well as ... Read More
Win £100 voucher - PRESS RELEASE: Win £100 voucher with new and updated digital history trail Complete a digital history trail in Rushden to win £100 voucher for Italian restaurant Images: The ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ signs ready for installation on the Greenway (Nenescape) Download this press release as a PDF ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ is a new app that originally launched last year, ... Read More