• 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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  • Rotary Club of Oundle tree planting

    Over the next 10 years the Woodland Trust is aiming to plant 64 million trees.  They are giving out trees to anyone interested in planting them.  Whatever you want to plant, whether it’s one tree in your garden or a whole wood. Oundle Rotary Club decided to take on the challenge. Every sapling provided is […]

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  • Flower arranging through the seasons

    Sandy Miles from Milestones Florists in Oundle will be running flower arrangement sessions, for all skill levels, polished performers or novices.  The first will be in the Country Park on 29/30 March, in perfect time for Easter and Spring.   PS Tea and cakes too.

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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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  • Visitor survey results

    During 2016 Northants County carried out a visitor’s survey of all its country parks:  Barnwell; Fermyn Woods; Irchester; Brixworth; Sywell.  213 people responded to the Barnwell Country Park survey.  The results are positive.  Here are some highlights from what our visitors had to say about the Barnwell Country Park: Our visitors are 95% local. Only […]

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  • North Lake Path

    Lots of progress, the path is almost done, only re-seeding to do and it’s complete.  

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  • Christmas Market

    Hello again to everyone who stopped by at our market stall on Saturday 3 December, and welcome to those who took the opportunity to join the Friends.  We will be getting in touch with you again soon. Thanks to the Friends who manned the stall, and huge thanks to Eric who most generously provided beautifully made […]

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