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Top ten picnic spots in Northamptonshire

publication date: Apr 30, 2011
Brixworth County ParkBrixworth Country Park

The county's newest Country Park with stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir
Postcode: NN6 9EX Tel: 01604 883 920

Fermyn Woods

Stunning ancient woodlands containing semi-natural oak and ash woods, along with conifer plantations.
Postcode: NN14 3HS Tel: 01536 760 492
Brampton Valley Way

This former railway is now a park surrounded by beautiful scenery and rich in natural and historical heritage. The Brampton Valley Way can be accessed on mountain bike from Brixworth Country Park via the Merry Tom Bridleway.
Postcode: NN6 9EX Tel: 01604 883 920
Irchester Country ParkIrchester Country Park

After your picnic enjoy the Jungle Parc high ropes adventure course – glide through the trees on rope bridges, zip lines and cargo nets.
Postcode: NN29 7DJ Tel: 01933 276 866

Sywell Country Park

Offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings.
Postcode NN6 0QX Tel: 01604 810 970
Fineshade Wood

An ancient mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland offers the ideal shade for a picnic.
Postcode: NN17 3BB Tel: 0170 444 920
Salcey Forest tree walkSalcey Forest

An oasis of nature and history only seven miles from the centre of Northampton and after lunch why not try the tree top walk?
Postcode NN7 2HX Tel: 01780 444 920
Wicksteed Park

As well as having rides and attractions, is also an English Heritage Grade II Listed Park and Garden.
Postcode: NN15 6NJ Tel: 01536 512 475
Kirby Hall

Discover one of England's grandest Elizabethan mansions with state roos restored to 17th and 18th century specifications  before having a picnic in the grounds in the company of peacocks.
Postcode: NN17 3EN Tel: 01536 203 230