Parks & open spaces

There are plenty of historic houses, buildings and gardens to visit within easy reach of Burton Latimer.

Pocket parks
Open spaces
Amusement parks
Country parks

Burton Latimer’s pocket park is a peaceful wildlife haven by the river Ise. There are plenty of other parks and open spaces to enjoy within a short drive of the town.

Pocket parks

Burton Latimer Pocket Park

Station Road, Burton Latimer

1 mile / 4 mins

An 11 acre area of meadowland on the flood-plain bordering the river Ise, with a wide diversity of wildlife along the riverside walks, and in surrounding grassland and hedgerows.”

Finedon Pocket Park

Station Road, Finedon

3 miles / 9 mins

“A wildlife area reclaimed from the old railway cutting and ironstone quarry, with walks along paths through old coppiced lime trees and ancient yews.”

Open spaces

Twywell Hills & Dales

Twywell, Kettering NN14 4AW

3.5 miles / 6 mins

A 135 acre countryside site reclaimed from abandoned quarry workings, which has been allowed to revert back to nature and is now a haven for rare wildlife.”

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick, Northants NN9 6GY

6.5 miles / 16 mins

   01933 625522

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A 750 acre nature reserve with open spaces, play areas and paths for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers – plus a visitor centre with café and shop.

Amusement parks

Wicksteed Park

Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ

9 miles / 20 mins

   01536 512475

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“147 acres of parkland with lakes, plus a wide range of rides, attractions and play areas.”

Country parks

Sywell Country Park

Washbrook Lane, Ecton, Northampton NN6 0QX

9 miles / 20 mins

   0300 126 5935

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“An area around a former reservoir, with walking paths, a butterfly garden – plus a cafe & play area.

Irchester Country Park

Gipsy Ln, Little Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7DL

9 miles / 21 mins

   0300 126 5934

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“A 200-acre area of woodland with a network of trails, an adventure course with zip lines, & a play area.

Fermyn Woods Country Park

Lyveden Rd, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS

12 miles / 16 mins

   0300 126 5933

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“A diverse landscape of meadows, marshes, forest and ponds, with walking, wildlife-spotting and fishing.”

Brixworth Country Park & Pitsford Reservoir

Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire NN6 9DG

14 miles / 30 mins

   0300 126 5932

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“Waymarked trails – including a 7.5 mile walk around Pitsford reservoir – plus play areas, cafe, BBQ area and picnic tables.”

Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Road, Oundle PE8 5PB

15 miles / 21 mins

   0300 126 5931

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A child & dog-friendly park with scenic walkways, a fenced playground, and 2 fishing lakes.”