• 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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  • 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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