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Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry within 1 mile of the town centre, easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot with the benefit of cycle ways and footpaths from the surrounding areas.

 

There are circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its large reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.

 

Daventry Country Park has been awarded the Country Parks Accreditation and the Green Flag Award proving that the Park is recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country and deliver the core facilities and services expected of Country Parks.

 

To enable development of the Country Park, a Management plan has been put into place; this plan takes a medium term strategic view of the site (until 2017) and outlines a number of ways in which the park can further contribute to the community and wider social, health, well-being, environmental and economic renewal objectives. Click here to view.


NEWS

 

Cyclefest return to Country Park


Cyclefest - the annual celebration of all things pedal-powered - returns to the park on Saturday, September 5.


It will see the return of Danny Butler's Extreme Mountain Bike Show, plus there will be different bikes to try out, the bicycle powered smoothie makers, Scalextric set and sound system, a prize draw, information stands and lots more.


Find out more on our Cycling page or visit the Daventry Country Park Facebook page




Park achieves Green Flag status


Daventry Country Park has achieved Green Flag status for the 15th time in 16 years.


The scheme is run by Environmental charity keep Britain Tidy to recognise the best parks and open spaces in the country.


The Green Flag Award is judged on a range of criteria including first impressions when entering a park, how clean, well-maintained, healthy, safe and secure it is for visitors, how well the site is managed and promoted, as well as work towards encouraging community involvement, sustainability, conservation and heritage.




Warning of Blue-Green Algae

 

We have been notified by the Canal and Rivers Trust that Daventry Country Park Reservoir may have blue-green algae present.

 

Blue-green algae occurs naturally in freshwater but can start to grow out of control in warm weather, sometimes producing toxins which can cause serious harm to any animals that drink it and skin irritations to those who come into contact with it.

 

The algae forms on the surface of the water and can look like turquoise paint, jelly, grass clippings or floating mats. It can be blue-green, grey-green, greenish-brown or reddish-brown in colour.

 

We would like to urge people to please heed the signs placed around the park by the Canal & River Trust, and not to let their dogs swim in the reservoir or drink from it while the algae is present. The algae is expected to dissolve naturally with the arrival of cooler weather and heavy rain.

 

More information about blue-green algae, and how to spot it is available on the Canal & River Trust website


 

Byelaws April 2015

In April 2015, The Department for Communities and Local Government  approved the revised Byelaws for pleasure grounds, public walks and open spaces replacing the Byelaws for Daventry Country Park June 1978. Click here to view the revised Byelaws.

 

Car park improvements for 2015

Funding has been approved for the development of the existing car park to include; resurfacing, additional spaces and cashless payments. Following recent concerns please click here for more information on the cashless parking options. 

 

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Take part in our survey to help shape the future for Daventry Country Park.

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How to find us

Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, Daventry NN11 2JB

Natural England Accredited Country Park
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Green Flag Award Winner 2014
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Green Flag 2015
Daventry Country Park achieved Green Flag status again for 2015/16 - the 15th time in 16 years that the park has achieved the prestigious award