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Visiting Daventry Country Park

A popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry, within one mile of the town centre and easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot

Opening times

Daventry Country Park is open 365 days a year with facilities open daily (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Location and contact details

Map

Address

Daventry Country Park
Off Northern Way
Daventry
NN11 2JB

Contact us

Telephone: 01327 877193

Email: [email protected]

Directions

  1. Head south-east on Braunston Rd/A45
  2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Drayton Way/A361
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Drayton Way/A361
  4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Northern Way/A425
  5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Northern Way/A425
  6. Daventry Country Park is the first exit to the left

  1. At Crick Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto A5
  2. Turn left onto A428
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A428
  4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Watling St/A5
  5. Continue to follow A5
  6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A361
  7. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Ashby Rd/A361
  8. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Northern Way/A425
  9. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Northern Way/A425
  10. Daventry Country Park is the first exit to the left

  1. Follow A5 and A361 to Daventry
  2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A5
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Watling St/A5
  4. Continue to follow A5
  5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A361
  6. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Ashby Rd/A361
  7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Northern Way/A425
  8. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Northern Way/A425
  9. Daventry Country Park is the first exit to the left

  1. Follow A425 and Leamington Way/A45 to Braunston Rd/A4256 in Daventry
  2. Head east on Daventry Rd/A425
  3. Continue to follow A425
  4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A425
  5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Leamington Way/A45
  6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Leamington Way/A45
  7. Follow A4256 and Northern Way/A425 to your destination
  8. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Braunston Rd/A4256
  9. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Eastern Way/A4256
  10. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Northern Way/A425
  11. Follow Northern Way/A425 0.8 mi and turn right in Daventry Country Park

  1. Head north-west on A45
  2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto South Way/A425
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on South Way/A425
  4. Go through 1 roundabout
  5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Northern Way/A425
  6. Follow Northern Way/A425 0.8 mi and turn right in Daventry Country Park

Parking costs and passes

Daily parking costs

A £2.20 parking charge is payable between 8am and 8pm.

This charge is payable every day of the year (including Bank Holidays) and applies to the main car park as well as the overflow parking areas.

Blue badge holders can park free of charge.

Read more about parking at Daventry Country Park.

Toilets

The toilets (including accessible toilets with changing tables) are situated next to the Reservoir Cafe and Raisborough Centre.

They are open from 9am to 5pm during peak season and 9am until 4pm in winter (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Reservoir Cafe and Raisborough Centre

The Reservoir Cafe provides delicious hot and cold food, a variety of hot and cold drinks with a range of light meals and snacks and a large selection of ice creams and sweets.

Visitors can also buy bags of seed to feed the resident ducks, geese and swans as well as purchasing maps to have a go at the park's permanent orienteering course.

Day and seasonOpening times
Monday to Saturday (summer)9am to 5pm
Monday to Saturday (winter)9am to 2pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays9am to 2pm

Named in honour of dedicated park volunteer, Ken Raisborough, the Raisborough Centre is housed within the cafe's new indoor seating area.

Community Orchard

The orchard is planted only with British varieties and many are local to Northamptonshire. This area is dedicated to preserving our local history whilst providing a tranquil place for the community to enjoy.

Each January the orchard is "wassailed" (an Anglo-Saxon word meaning good health). This is an ancient tradition, designed to scare bad spirits away from the orchard and to ensure a bountiful harvest for the community's benefit.

Conservation grazing

Sheep sometimes graze in the meadows at the park as part of our ongoing conservation programme. The meadows provide fantastic grazing for the sheep, and allowing them to graze helps to improve the biodiversity of this area.

Please can we ask all dog walkers to ensure that their dogs are on leads and under control while walking near the sheep and in the meadows, and that all park users make sure they shut gates behind them. Find out more advice from the National Sheep Association here

Local Nature Reserve

In 2007, Daventry District Council designated the southern part of the reservoir and the area of land around it and the grit trap as a Local Nature Reserve.

The southern section of the park is particularly rich in natural resources and presents an opportunity for the maintenance of an area where local people and visitors alike can observe an abundant variety of plants and wildfowl in undisturbed surroundings.

Find out more information about Local Nature Reserves on the Natural England website.

Commemorate by planting a tree or installing a bench

Commemorate a person or event, or celebrate a major milestone in life, through the planting of a tree or having a bench installed at Daventry Country Park or Borough Hill.

To find out more, email [email protected]

Metal detecting

We do not permit metal detecting in any council-owned public open space.

Last updated 16 August 2022