• 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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  • 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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