• The North Lake Path

    Work begins on Wednesday 30 November, when the heavy machinery will arrive.  Some areas will have to be closed off so that work can progress.  There should be a new mud-free path around the North Lake and we can look forward to some improvements elsewhere too.  Weather permitting, it should all be done by February.

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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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  • Photography Competition: last chance

    There are over 100 entries in, with two days left before the competition closes, so get down to the park today or tomorrow and catch some of the beautiful Autumn light. Last date and time for submitting your entries is midnight on Tuesday 1 November, All Soul’s Day.  Well, OK, by breakfast time on the […]

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  • Car Park Annual Pass

    Did you know it is possible to buy an annual pass for the car park at Barnwell Country Park?  Find out how here.  It costs £36, or £49 for a pass that will cover all five Country Parks (Barnwell, Fermyn Woods, Irchester, Sywell and Brixworth).

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  • Photography Competition is Open (and free to enter)

    Next time you come to the Park, bring your camera, or use your phone, and take a few pictures.  Then pick the best one and send it in.  Get the kids to have a go too.  Every visitor to Barnwell Country Park, of any age, is invited to go in for our photography competition. The only rule […]

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  • North Lake Path Progress Report

    Many thanks to everyone who contributed a grand total of £7,000 towards eliminating the sea of mud that forms instead of a path around North Lake as soon as winter begins.  Your marvellous generosity has kick started these works and more, to refresh other pathways in the park too.  Another £13,000 has been put into the […]

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  • Hallowe’en

    Check out our our latest invitation (see “Events”) to kids in the Park in the week before Hallowe’en.  Pumpkins provided, all you need to bring is a suitably scary creative concept, carving ability and parental supervision.  Enjoy!

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  • Early Warning: Friends Photography Competition

    If you are a Friend of Barnwell Country Park, please look out for our next mailing. We will be inviting you to compete in a photography competition.  Winning entries will feature on brand new postcards for the Park and on a calendar for 2018.  All Friends are eligible to join in this activity. If you […]

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  • Black Swan

    We have a new seasonal visitor.  She is a 3.9 metre black swan currently making herself comfortable at the Lowlands bird hide, on the edge of Mill Lake Park. Created by Kenny Hunter, our black swan is part of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art’s Beyond Seven Mountains exhibition. Black Swan was commissioned for the Blickachsen exhibition in […]

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