• 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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  • 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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