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Visiting Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park is our newest park with a view over the Pitsford Reservoir.

Opening times

Brixworth Country Park is open all day, every day with free admission. However, the car park, cafe and toilets have separate opening times which you can find below.

Location and contact details

Map

Address

Brixworth Country Park
Northampton Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN6 9DG

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 126 5932

Email: [email protected]

Directions

By car

Follow the brown and white signs. The park is located off of the A508 roundabout near Brixworth village.

By bus

A regular bus service stops on the A508 roundabout, approximately half a mile from the park entrance.

Find bus timetables.

By bicycle

3 quarters of a mile from Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 6 (Brampton Valley Way).

Parking costs and passes

Find out about parking at Brixworth Country Park.

Map and trails

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a 7.5 mile (12km) circuit of Pitsford Water. Allow 2 to 4 hours for walking and 1 to 2 hours for cycling (depending on ability).

Way marked trails (all walking only)

  • Kestrel Trail (yellow, 0.5 miles - allow 15 minutes)
  • Lapwing Trail (blue, 0.75 miles - allow 30 minutes)
  • Skylark Trail (red, 1.25 miles - allow up to 1 hour)

Cyclists are requested to respect other users of the Pitsford Water Trail - watch your speed, give way to walkers and warn of your approach.

The trails provide easy access for everyone. Hard surfaced with seats, picnic tables or resting points every 200 metres, the paths generally have a gradient of less than 1:20.

Toilet opening times

Toilets are open every day from 7am to 7pm.

Facilities include:

The Willow Tree cafe opening times

Monday to Friday

10am to 4:30pm (hot and fresh food served until 2:30pm).

Saturday

9am to 5pm (hot and fresh food served until 3pm).

Sunday and school holidays

10am to 5pm (hot and fresh food served until 3pm).

Festive period

Closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Closed on Christmas Day.

Dog walking

We provide a pleasant dog friendly environment with areas where your dog is allowed off a lead (under control). Dogs are not permitted in the play areas.

We provide dog bins in several places that are easily accessible.

Fishing

For fishing information and policies at Pitsford Reservoir visit Anglian Water.

Sailing

For sailing information and policies at Pitsford Reservoir visit Northampton Sailing Club.

Rutland Cycling

Rutland Cycling's cycle hire and sales centre is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5:30pm. Find out more about Rutland Cycling.

​Access for all

We aim to ensure that everyone, irrespective of age, ability or background, feels welcome at our country parks and has an equal opportunity to discover, enjoy and benefit from them.

Our country parks are safe and have managed areas with sign posted trails. There are well maintained surfaced paths and plenty of seating.

Blue badge holder parking is available situated near to accessible toilets. Pay and display charges apply.

Electric mobility buggies are available for hire.

There is a specialist wheelchair bike available for hire. The bike is designed so that a disabled passenger can sit in the front and the operator pedals from behind.

The cost to hire the bike is £5 for up to 2 hours.

Last updated 13 July 2022