• The North Lake Path

    Everyone has been enjoying our marvellous new path for months now, but we still haven’t officially declared it open.  That will be put right in a small ceremony on Sunday 17 September (same day as the Kingfisher Food Festival) when we will take the opportunity to give special thanks to everyone who helped to make […]

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  • Autumn 2017

    Lots happening in the Park this Autumn.  Don’t miss the Food Festival on Sunday 17 September, free entry, all welcome, for stalls selling food locally produced in and around Northants.  Check out the events for kids on the weekend of 23/24 September when they can take part in bird crafts, bird walks and minibeast hunting […]

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  • Volunteers needed at weekends

    We will be starting regular public volunteer days at the weekends over the Autumn and Winter 2017. The first will be on Saturday 30 September when the Rangers hope to get lots of people to help rake the hay meadow (into wind rows) while we have the equipment on site to cut it. We then […]

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  • Summer 2017

    After a hugely successful Music in the Park, held on Sunday 16 July, the Rangers will be running lots of fun events throughout August: A flying insect quiz trail, celebrating National Dragonfly Week and the Big Butterfly Count – runs until 13 August, get your quiz sheet at the Kingfisher Café. £2 per sheet (includes […]

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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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  • Music in the Park Sunday 16 July 2017

    It’s almost time for our annual shindig in the sun, free to attend, no ticket needed, just £3 to park if you come by car. This year we will be hosting five local brass bands: Raunds Temperance Rushden Town Stamford Town Thrapston Town Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Each band will play a 50 minute selection of their […]

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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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  • Advance notice: Summer 2017 dates for your diary

    Saturday 17 June: a sausage and cider day in the park with live bands Sunday 16 July: Music in the Park, a day out for all the family, our annual Friends big event, not to be missed Sunday 17 September:  NEW The Kingfisher Food Festival More details in due course, keep an eye on this […]

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  • Proposed new sand and water play area

    The Countryside Rangers at Barnwell are drawing up proposals for a new play area.  Their ideas will be available as drawings on display at the Visitor Centre.  If you support the idea in principle then please sign the form next time you drop in at the Kingfisher Café, or you can email barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk giving your […]

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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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