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Pocket parks

See a list of pocket parks in West Northamptonshire.

Town or villageAddressDescription
Aston Le WallsWelsh Road, Daventry, NN11 6RTEntrances can be found at each end of the site off Welsh Road towards Boddington
BlakesleyOld Cemetery, Church Street, Towcester, NN12 8RAThis unique Pocket Park opposite St Mary's Church in Church Street on the northern end of the village, has been created on the site of the old cemetery, which was closed for burials in 1996
BoughtonHoward Lane, Boughton, Northampton, NN2 8RYBoughton Pocket Park is at the heart of the village of Boughton. You can access the park from Humfrey Lane off Howard Lane in Boughton, or across the field from Obelisk Spinney Pocket Park
Boughton LaneMoulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton, NN3 6HYThis is a linear site leading from a mature spinney around the edge of Moulton Park Industrial Estate
BrackleyHinton Road, Brackley, NN13The park follows the line of the disused railway which runs from the old Hinton Road north-west to the point where it meets the A422 for almost one mile
BraunstonBottom Lock and Dark Lane, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7HJBraunston Pocket Park contains the Jetty Field which runs down to the Grand Union Canal and provides an attractive walk to the water for local residents and visitors
BrixworthEagle Hurst, Brixworth, Northampton, NN6 9UTThe site lies next to Eaglehurst just off Holcot Road in Brixworth village, and is part of a former ironstone gullet. A footpath adjacent to the Pocket Park links the two areas of the park
ByfieldChurch Street, Daventry, NN11 6XNByfield Pocket Park is part of a former railway cutting adjacent to the village playing field
Chapel BramptonPitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, NN6 8BAOn the north side of Pitsford Road (on the left as you leave Chapel Brampton to go towards Pitsford) is a stone wall with a large wooden doorway leading into the Pocket Park
CogenhoeCogenhoe, Northampton, NN7 1LEIn 1984 Cogenhoe was one of the first parks to be set up under the Northamptonshire County Council Scheme
Crick Millennium WoodCrick, Northampton, NN6From the A428 100m beyond the village Post Office at the eastern roundabout of Crick bypass follow the Crick to Yelvertoft bridleway (signposted)
CroughtonOld Allotments, High Street, Croughton, Brackley, NN13 5LTPedestrian access is from the High Street, past the existing allotments and through the kissing gate. Parking is available at the Village hall adjacent to Playing fields
DeanshangerDeanshanger, Milton Keynes, MK19 6JTDeanshanger Pocket Park is situated in the valley of the River Ouse, only 2km north east of Milton Keynes. Access to the park is via Stratford Road
EvenleyBicester Hill, Evenley, NN13Evenley Common Pocket Park is situated off Bicester Hill on the southern edge of Evenley village. Access for pedestrians at both ends of the site and some access for vehicles at the southern end of Bicester Hill
Great HoughtonWillow Crescent, Great Houghton, Northampton, NN4 7AP 
Greens NortonBury Hill, Towcester, NN12 8BSGreens Norton Pocket Park is situated in a beautiful rural setting, at the end of Bengal Lane on the edge of the village. Access to the park is also available from Bradden Road at Kingthorn Mill
HackletonPiddington Lane, Piddington, Hackleton, Northampton, NN7 2DQAccess to the park is from Piddington Lane, St. John's Way Piddington or from the footpath leading southwards from the Village Hall in Hackleton accessed via Chapel Lane providing a delightful green link between the two villages of Hackleton and Piddington
Hannington6 Main Street, Hannington, Northampton, NN6 9SUThe Pocket Park is located to the south of the village on Main Street
HartwellRowley Wood Lane, Hartwell, Northampton, NN7 2HBAshwood Acre, opened in 2009, has been developed as a wildlife friendly park on a former pasture field next to the village cemetery
Hollowell Hollowell Pocket park can be located at the eastern edge of the village on Creaton Road
Long Buckby49 West Street, Northampton, NN6 7QFLong Buckby Pocket Park, or Mill Park Reserve, is a large streamside meadow on the edge of the village, at Murcott
MoultonChurch View, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7FZMoulton Pocket Park or Busby's Meadow, can be found on Church View
Northampton - Little BillingValley Road, Northampton, NN3 9ALLittle Billing Pocket Park is situated between Valley Road and Fishponds Road in Little Billing
Northampton - Rectory FarmNorthampton, NN3

Rectory Farm Pocket Park is a valuable habitat corridor running along the eastern edge of Rectory Farm Estate and following the course of Ecton Brook.

Can be accessed from the lower ends of Fellmead Road, Crowthorpe Road, Ermine Road, Bentley Close, Huntsmead Road, Berrydale, Snapewood Walk and the Ridge Walk from Ecton Brook

Northampton - Spring BoroughsUpper Cross Street, Northampton, NN1 2SQKnown locally as 'The Cloisters', the Spring Boroughs Pocket Park is located in the centre of Northampton near to Castle Station
Northampton - Great BillingCampling Field, Penfold Lane, Northampton, NN3 9EFThe pocket park occupies a rectangular piece of land close to Great Billing Way, on the edge of Northampton. Vehicle access is via the recreation field off Penfold Lane in Great Billing
ObeliskObelisk Rise, Northampton, NN2 8UEThis is a beautiful spinney situated between the village of Boughton and the northern edge of the Obelisk Rise housing estate in Kingsthorpe
Old StratfordDeanshanger Road, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK19 6NLThe site is in two halves and comprises a length of the disused Buckingham Arm of the Grand Union Canal, which runs adjacent to the Community Hall on Deanshanger Road
RavensthorpeWest Haddon Road, Northampton, NN6 8ETRavensthorpe Pocket Park lies in a beautiful rural location on the western edge of the village
Silverstone - BrickleWest End, Silverstone, Towcester, NN12 8UYAccess to the park is from Church Street, turn into West End just after the Sports Field. Brickle is immediately on your left
Silverstone - Olney MeadowsStewart Drive, Silverstone, Towcester, NN12 8TPOlney Meadow Pocket Park is situated down Graham Hill adjacent to Stewart Drive
Spratton41b Brixworth Road, Spratton, Northampton, NN6 8HHThe park is located on Brixworth Road to the east of the village
SulgraveTowrise, Sulgrave, Banbury, OX17 2SBSulgrave Pocket Park is a meadow by a stream on the northern side of the village, not far from the famous Sulgrave Manor where George Washington's ancestors lived
SyreshamMain Road, Brackley, NN13 5THThe park is located at the Kingshill lay-by, just off the A43, on the outskirts of the village of Syresham
TiffieldHigh Street North, Tiffield, Towcester, NN12 8ADAccess to the park is from the northwest corner of Claydons Field playing area, off the Eastcote Road. Additional access is to be constructed at the Gayton Wilds road bridge
Tove WetlandBell Baulk, Towcester, NN12 6YETove Wetland is located in Towcester. The Pocket Park can be accessed from the A5 at the Northern end of Towcester or from Belle Baulk
TowcesterBuckingham Way, Towcester, NN12 6JYTowcester Pocket Park, known locally as Nicholas Hawksmoor Pocket Park, is adjacent to the Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, close to Silverstone Brook on the western side of the town
WalgraveWalgrave, Northampton, NN6 9PHThe area is also known locally as 'Red Springs'. Its name comes from the unusual rusty colour of the pond, caused by naturally occurring ironstone deposits
WelfordWelford, Northampton, NN6 6JQWelford Pocket Park is a small crescent-shaped roadside wet meadow at the northern edge of the village
West HaddonOld Forge Drive, West Haddon, Northampton, NN6 7ETWest Haddon Pocket Park is located next to the playing field on the south-eastern edge of the village
Woodford HalseEydon Road, Woodford Halse, Daventry, NN11 3RGThe park can be found half a mile south of Woodford Halse on the Eydon road by turning into the lane leading to Dairy Farm. There is a car park on the left
WoottonWhittles Cross, Northampton, NN4 6BGWootton Pocket Park, known as Nettle Gap Spinney, is situated on the edge of Wootton Fields housing estate near Northampton
Yardley GobionHigh Street, Yardley, Gobion, NN12 7UBYardley Gobion Pocket Park is an old orchard at the rear of St Leonard's Church. The site is bound by a public footpath linking the High Street with Warren Road and Brownsfield Road
Yardley HastingsHigh Street, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, NN7 1ERYardley Hastings Pocket Park is a small stream-side meadow adjacent to the A428 and the village High Street. A foot bridge across the brook links the Pocket Park with the village recreation field
Yardley Hastings - Wilsons WoodCastle Ashby Road, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, NN7 1ELAccess to the park is between Castle Ashby Road and Rectory Lane making a nice entrance or exit in to the North of the village
YelvertoftHillmorton Lane, Yelvertoft, Northampton NN6 6LNThe site is situated in open countryside on the north-western edge of the village with excellent views. It forms part of the new village hall and playing field complex

Last updated 30 May 2024