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.
Off the Northampton to Mears Ashby Road, near Earls Barton crossroads on the A4500
The ideal place for family day out. One of the largest country parks in the region. Situated at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to walk, cycle, ride a train, sail a boat, enjoy a cup of tea in the café or go fishing. Ferry Meadows is the place to explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland – all less than three miles from Peterborough city centre.
Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU
Orton Mere and Woodston Reach
Orton Mere connects Ferry Meadows to Thorpe Meadows and boasts lakes, open space for recreation and a Nene Valley Railway station to explore the Nene Valley. With an avenue of trees to guide your way, why not visit Orton Mere as an alternative gateway to the Park?
The series of footpaths and off-road traffic-free cycle paths mean that you are a only short ride from the action in Ferry Meadows or a few minutes’ walk from relaxing riverside trails in Thorpe Meadows.
Off Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 7DZ
Thorpe Meadows is accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles at all times.
It is home to Nene Park’s purpose-built rowing lake, riverside walks and sculpture collection. Situated to the east of Ferry Meadows Country Park, it is a great place to walk the dog, cycle or jog while enjoying the sculptures.
Off Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough,
The Rural Estate (Nene Park)
The Rural Estate is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists at all times.
Found to the west of Ferry Meadows, the Rural Estate is a large agricultural landscape which is steeped in history. Why not join the Nene Way which runs alongside the River Nene, to explore this area further, including the unspoilt villages of Castor, Ailsworth and Sutton.
Enjoy 500 acres of parkland – a tranquil green oasis of woodland and open grass land. There are plenty of routes through the splendid ancient trees, to choose from around the park for visitors to explore, which lead through woodland and grassland, to lake shore.
Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW
Yarwell Mill Country Park
Sitting beside the river Nene and surrounded by gentle rolling countryside Yarwell Mill is the ideal location for a visitors with tents, caravans, motorhomes or boats. Under new ownership since 2015, Yarwell Mill Country Park is set in 27 acres, bordered by the beautiful River Nene.
Yarwell Mill Country Park, Yarwell, PE8 6PS
Yarwell Mill Country Park
Henshaw Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2BH