• Nature walks with Carol – from your armchair

    We recommend Carol’s website – read the details for a link to her walk around Barnwell Country Park where she spotted mandarin ducks mating (here’s hoping for very cute mandarin chicks soon –  and don’t miss the link to the section where she gives an insight into how she takes great photographs of birds and animals.

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  • Big Birdwatch January 2018: How to join in

    It’s the annual big garden bird watch this weekend 27 – 29 January 2018.  Did you know you can do it at the Country Park too?   Help the RSPB by counting the birds you see from the bird hides this weekend.  Watch and count for one hour. Do you reckon the house sparrow will come […]

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  • Love Bird Trail

    Look out for lots of different birds along the trail and see if you can work out which are the true love birds and which are the phonies. Runs from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February. Quiz sheets available from the Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm £1 recommended donation Includes a small prize.

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  • Autumn 2017

    Lots happening in the Park this Autumn.  Don’t miss the Food Festival on Sunday 17 September, free entry, all welcome, for stalls selling food locally produced in and around Northants.  Check out the events for kids on the weekend of 23/24 September when they can take part in bird crafts, bird walks and minibeast hunting […]

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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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  • 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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  • Autumn Wildlife Update

    Birds We’ve had a few sightings of the Kingfisher this year but less than normal. Mostly they’ve been spotted darting along the backwater where we think they’ve been nesting and feeding. Interestingly we’ve had a pair of Nuthatches using the feeding stations and believe there were 2 pairs of Mandarins this year. Also, there were […]

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