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Visiting Brixworth Country Park

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 7000

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 Park Bistro 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.

Litter and Waste

Litter bins have not been available at Brixworth Country Park for over 20 years. We kindly ask all visitors to adopt The Countryside Code value of Protecting Your Space and to “take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit”.

This is especially important when considering having a picnic or BBQ at the park, as any waste left in the park is extremely dangerous to wildlife, and pets.

Dog walking

Within the council owned country park, dogs are permitted off lead, but must adhere to any PSPOs in place regarding dog control.

Around Pitsford Water, on Anglian Water land, dogs must be kept on lead at all times – this is to protect the wildlife, and ensure the safety of all visitors.

Dogs are not permitted in the play areas.

Several bins are available for dog waste only; they are red and situated around the country park.

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.

Cycling shop

The bicycle store has closed permanently. Sales or bike hire are no longer available at this country park.

​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 the café and meadows. Parking charges no longer apply to Blue Badge holders.

Electric mobility buggies are available for hire.

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

There is a single charge of £5 for up to two hours for both mobility vehicles and bicycle.

To book any vehicle in advance please use the ‘Contact Details’ listed above. Vehicles are available on the day, but on a first come, first served basis only.

Last updated 29 April 2024