An extensive network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full day’s hike. Download a range of maps to help you find your way.

The Boardwalk at Nene Park

Watch the timelapse video showing the Boardwalk at Nene Park, a top destination for family walks! Find out more about Nene Park by checking out our Events Calendar.

Walking Blog

Wykes Family at Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve

As the sun shone through the window on Saturday morning, we knew we had to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. My daughters have been to Rushden Lakes a couple of times and tackled the climbing wall at 360… Read more

A fantastic gallery showing the range of sites to see on local walks in the Nene Valley area. Take a look!

Spotlight on... Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes has a network of over 7 miles of footpaths (wheelchair accessible). Whether you’re feeling energetic – you can walk to Thrapston (six miles away) – or if you just fancy a gentle stroll to see some wildlife, there’s sure to be a route to suit you.

Art Codes

Bring your smartphone or tablet to the Greenway in Rushden and discover some interesting characters from Rushden’s past, including the strong-minded suffragettes and the cracking story of an egg delivery lady. Scan all the railway stop signs at least once to enter a competition to win a prize worth at £100! Download the All Aboard for Rushden app from your usual app store.

Find out more!

Take a look at our extensive list of walking trails and attractions, available as downloads from the website.

Walking for Health in East Northamptonshire

Active Communities East Northamptonshire works with a wide range of local groups and national partners to get people of all ages and abilities more active across a range of programmes delivered in local communities and leisure facilities

East Northamptonshire Greenway

Explore our local towns and villages with the East Northamptonshire Greenway walking and cycling route. Find out more by downloading the ‘Boots and Bikes’ leaflet.


Orienteering is an exciting, outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a map and a compass. Find out more about orienteering at Stanwick Lakes