Destination Nene Valley aims to secure sustainable job growth that will make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for residents whilst enhancing the quality of place and securing prosperity in the local economy.

The Nene Valley will be recognised as a destination of choice for world class wildlife, it has a connected green corridor for walking and cycling and a flourishing visitor economy that creates opportunities for visitors and residents to enjoy outdoor recreational activities whilst protecting the environment and wildlife. The Destination Nene Valley Management Plan sets out the key objectives for tourism development and marketing over the next 5 years.

Discover NN app

Have you signed up to the DiscoverNN app yet? Advertise your business FOR FREE to thousands of local residents. Share events, sell products and create special offers for your customers in just a few clicks. Join now!

DiscoverNN is a brand-new mobile app launched by North Northamptonshire Council, powered by technology provider Bubltown and funded by Government’s Welcome Back Fund, awarded to local authorities across the country last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the key aim of supporting local businesses and encouraging people to shop local, DiscoverNN features offers and tailor-made promotions for customers, geo-targeted events and activities, and is free to download.

The app is simple to use and available now for local residents and visitors to the area to help them see what’s on, find shopping opportunities, plan days out, make reservations, buy products, book services, plus much more!

Coronavirus Updates

The latest tourism-related news and information for UK tourism businesses on the outbreak of COVID-19 by VisitBritain and VisitEngland, including links to useful information and advice. The best source of information for any visitors with individual questions or health concerns is Public Health England. To stay up to date with UK Government advice on coronavirus visit the GOV.UK website.

Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Find information and links to the latest developments on business support by SEMLEP. Find the latest local and national coronavirus updates affecting Northamptonshire here. Visit Peterborough City Council website for business support for Peterborough businesses. 

Nene Valley Festival Grant Scheme

Are you delivering an event as part of Nene Valley Festival 2022? You could be eligible to apply for a festival grant which is being administered by the Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme. More information here!

Destination Management Plan

Find out more about our work to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive and sustainable destination as we prepare a Destination Management Plan for the next 5 years. Download the plan here. Contact Karen Williams for more information.

Nene Valley Strategy

To find out more about the Destination Nene Valley project and its long term vision, please download our strategy document.


We recently delivered a series of  webinars with So Very Creative to try and help and support businesses during this challenging time. If you would like to download the presentations please follow the link here. More webinars will follow soon.

Webinars are also being delivered by SEMLEP and Government in relation to business support.

Northamptonshire - Britain's Best Surprise

Visit Britain's Best Surprise for more information about Northamptonshire as a place to visit. Local business advice and support is also available here.

Made in Northamptonshire

Made In Northamptonshire (MIN) brings like-minded businesses from the food and drink sector together in a supportive setting. Business support and webinars are available to members. Do come and support the MIN shop at Jeyes of Earls Barton and at Rushden Lakes

Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre, East Northants  offers start-up and growing businesses first-rate flexible workspace and business support. Visit the website for more information.

Northamptonshire Heritage Forum

The Northamptonshire Heritage Forum is a vibrant and friendly exempla organisation which has been set up to provide support and representation for the benefit of its members. The Forum is run by a dedicated and active volunteer committee with a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

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Business Support

Starting up as a new tourism business or looking to expand? Contact Karen Williams on 01832 742064 or email for the latest business and marketing support available.

The North Northamptonshire Greenway makes attractive and safer walking and cycling routes available in the heart of the Nene Valley.

The Greenway is being developed in phases, some of which are already completed and others will follow within the next few years. The Greenway Vision map illustrates how it looks now and how it might look in the future.

To get involved in the project please contact Lucy Hawes

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Check our latest newsletter for the Nene Valley where wonderful wildlife meets rich heritage and fantastic food mixes with vibrant culture. Keep up to speed with latest projects and networking / training events here.

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Pink Booklet Online

The VisitBritain Pink Book Online is a guide to legislation relevant to accommodation businesses in England. Find out on what grounds you can refuse a booking, what licences you need to play music or provide TVs and how to comply with health & safety regulations.

Business Advice Hub

Helping your tourism business to grow - with practical tips, legal obligations and local support from VisitBritain and VisitEngland.