• Midsummer Sleepout Saturday 30 June

    Now the weather has finally improved, get ready for the 2018 Midsummer Nature Sleepout. To book, contact Claire Faulkner – 07951 128903 or clairemfaulkner@me.com

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  • Nature walks with Carol – from your armchair

    We recommend Carol’s website – read the details for a link to her walk around Barnwell Country Park where she spotted mandarin ducks mating (here’s hoping for very cute mandarin chicks soon –  and don’t miss the link to the section where she gives an insight into how she takes great photographs of birds and animals.

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  • Easter Activities 2018: Quiz Trail; Egg Hunt; XPlorer; Crafts

    Signs of Spring Quiz Trail Feel the joys of spring whilst exploring the park. Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April 10am-4pm Pick up a trail sheet from the Kingfisher Café ; £2 per sheet Includes a small prize Easter Egg Hunt Run, skip or hop around the park looking for Easter eggs, can you find […]

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  • Report from the recent Sleepout Microadventure

    On Saturday 30 June 2017 approximately 30 inexperienced Micro-Adventurers took part in a Bivvy Night. The adventurers slept in green survival bags which are usually used in dangerous rescue operations. Participants arrived at Barnwell Park at 6pm and were taken through a brief by the organiser Claire Faulkner. Following the safety instructions, Richard Chandler, a […]

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  • Follow the yellow (grass) road

    The Rangers are actively managing the West Meadow, over by the North Lake Path, as a wildflower meadow.  Short open patches provide areas for new seeds to establish more easily.  Next time you are taking a stroll in the Park, follow the wiggly path.  It’s fun and it helps create a more diverse habitat because a […]

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  • Wild Sleep Out

    Interest is building up, book your places now for the first ever Barnwell Country Park wild sleep out on Friday 30 June.

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  • Explorer Challenge

    Collect your Family Explorer Challenge card from the Visitor’s Centre. If you just want a Nene Valley Explorer wristband either apply to the Kingfisher Café or find one of the Rangers. If you want to enter the competition to win 1 or 5 annual car parking passes to Stanwick Lakes all you have to do is visit […]

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  • Autumn Newsletter

    The latest Autumn 2016 Friends Newsletter is available to view for Friends and interested parties.There are updates on all of the current and planned projects as well as some interesting features including a profile on Georgie, new member of the Park Ranger Team. Please visit the Newsletter page on this website to take a look […]

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  • Photography Competition Winners

    Congratulations to the winners in our first Friends photography competition, held in October 2016.  These four photographs will be printed as postcards and sold, at a modest price, contributing to the funds that we put to use for the good of the Park and its visitors. Many thanks to everyone who contributed. Misty lakescape by Martin Stansfield Blue […]

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