Northampton Out And About

In Northamptonshire’s best kept areas of natural beauty lie a wide variety of country parks, ideal for strolling, sitting or even picnicking. These include Fermyn Woods Country Park – the largest of the country parks in the Northampton area. The wildlife here includes Fallow Deer, Red Kites, Woodpeckers and Purple Emperor butterflies. The oldest country park in the county is Irchester, opened in 1971. Originally an ironstone quarry, this is a Regionally Important Geological Site with its layers of rocks dating back over 165 million years and an amazing range of fossils. Whether you want a quiet stroll through more than 1/4 million towering trees, an exciting woodland adventure, a geological excursion including a visit to the Ironstone Narrow Gauge Railway Museum or the chance to relax in one of the open meadows, this park has plenty to offer all ages and interests.

Northampton Out and About

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