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The Countryside of Northamptonshire

Discover the countryside of Northamptonshire on your doorstep or on holiday



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Northamptonshire's Country Parks
Explore, discover and enjoy Northamptonshire Country Parks. 

CPRE Northamptonshire
Speaking up for the countryside of Northamptonshire.

Parks & Gardens - Visit Northants.
Parks, gardens and other countryside sites.

Northants. Biodiversity Partnership
Information on the Biodiversity Action Plan, The Local Records Centre and Wildlife Sites in Northamptonshire.

Northants. Wildlife Trust
Our mission is to protect wildlife and wild places across Beds., Cambridgeshire & Northants...

Northants. Natural History Society
Welcomes all who are interested in the wonders of science and nature.

Walking in South Northamptonshire
Long and short walk inspiration and details at the local council.

Short walks leaflets
PDF leaflets; use them on your mobile phone or print them out to take with you on your trip.

Forests & Woods
Forests and woodlands of Northamptonshire at Wikipedia.

LNRs in Northants.
A list with further pages about Local Nature Reserves in Northamptonshire.

SSSIs in Northants.
Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Northamptonshire.

NNRs in Northants.
Northamptonshire's National Nature Reserves at

Northants. Biodiversity Records Centre
Submit sightings and search the data at the local Records Centre.

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Latest News

  • How we are responding to Covid-19

    The health and wellbeing of the public, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to The Wildlife Trusts, and we have therefore been keeping a close eye on government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Woodland closures

    Exceptionally prolonged wet conditions from autumn through to early spring meant that the Trust took difficult decisions to keep various Cambridgeshire woodlands closed to help preserve the longevity of all woodland wildlife and for the safety of the public. With a focus on Brampton Wood, here's why . . .

  • Chalk grassland restoration at Totternhoe

    The rare chalk grassland at Totternhoe, Beds has benefitted from restoration work thanks to a generous grant from Biffa Award

  • Beds-Cambs rail route off-track for protecting key wildlife habitats

    The decision to take East West Rail to Cambourne reduces the risks of ecological damage, but a route to the north of the A428 offers enormous potential and should be properly investigated

  • Nature's Connections

    Two projects have benefitted from Tesco Bags of Help funding: a project enhancing Health and Wellbeing at the Great Fen and Paxton Pits Bone Detectives scheme, both of which have fostered and encouraged greater engagement with the natural world

  • HS2 - time for a rethink

    High speed rail route threatens Northamptonshire wildlife sites: the government should stop and rethink its plans for HS2 which comes at an exorbitant cost for nature according to a new Wildlife Trust report

  • London Luton Airport Expansion - have your say

    London Luton Airport Ltd are consulting about the planned expansion - have your say by 16 December

  • Royal Patronage of the Great Fen

    In 2007 HRH The Prince of Wales became Royal Patron of the Great Fen. The Wildlife Trust is delighted that this year His Royal Highness has agreed to a third term of patronage

  • Snap Happy - 2020 Vision

    The prizes have been awarded in our 2019 Wildlife Photography Competition, the 2020 calendars printed and the new competition launched . . . time to submit some Local Gems!

  • Woodston Ponds Refreshed

    A much needed programme of works at Woodston Ponds including willow pollarding, boardwalk replacement and repair, and reedbed restoration have been made possible in the last year thanks to grant funding from FCC Communities Foundation

  • No let up in loss of UK's nature

    The State of Nature Report 2019 has been released.

  • Trumpington Meadows: hedgehog release centre

    Trumpington Meadows has become a hedgehog release centre in collaboration with Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital. MP Daniel Zeichner came along for the first release of rescued Nora

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