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Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

From fantastic country parks to wonderful walks and waterways, Daventry District has lots to offer those with a love of the great outdoors.

Daventry Country Park

An oasis of calm situated within one mile of the town centre and easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot. A circular walk around its reservoir leads visitors through meadows, woodland and marshes, and the park also features a fantastic café, an adventure playground, outdoor gym equipment, bird hides and more.

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Borough Hill

An imposing feature in the eastern side of Daventry, Borough Hill is steeped in history, from its Iron Age hill forts to its Roman villa and its more recent role as home to the BBC’s World Service broadcasts. Today the hill is maintained as a country park.

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Brampton Valley Way

A 14-mile trail built on the route of the former Northampton to Market Harborough railway, which is perfect for cycling and walking. Running from Boughton Crossing in Northampton to Little Bowden in Market Harborough, the trail runs past a number of other local attractions including Kelmarsh Hall, Brixworth Country Park and Lamport Steam Railway.

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Brixworth Country Park

The park offers a network of accessible trails leading around 15 hectares of countryside overlooking the picturesque Pitsford Water. Hire a bike from the cycle centre, follow the sculpture trail, enjoy the displays at the Visitor Centre, or grab a bite to eat at the café.

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Wonderful Waterways

A 32-mile stretch of the Grand Union and Oxford Canal running through Daventry District is designated as a conservation area, offering fantastic walks with wildlife to spot, historic bridges and buildings to look out for, and brightly coloured boats to watch.

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Woodland Walks

A number of excellent walking routes make their way through Daventry District, offering opportunities to enjoy beautiful views, wildlife and history.

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