Sywell Country Park, Ecton

#5 of 13 in Parks in Northampton
#Nature / Park, #Must See
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  • Three of us enjoyed a nice walk around the reservoir before needing lunch. Its not cheap and took a while to come but actually was worth the wait. Sausage hot rolls, and paninis warmed through with sa...  more »
  • Lovely little walk around on mother's day. As with most parks there was a £3 parking charge which was a little disappointing as we only spent 40 or so minutes there. Only managed to walk part of the w...  more »
  • Not suitable for cycling, only walking and then only if it is dry. Over the winter or any wet period there are parts which are impassable. Best suited to walking (dogs or otherwise) or fishing. There ...  more »
  • Love this place. Essentially it's a walk round a big lake but it changes with the seasons and it always makes you feel like you have done some good exercise. it's clean and well kept and has a great coffee shop at the end of it. The car park charges, being one set price, are fine if you are coming for a longer stay or don't come often but if you are a regular or just want a quick walk at the end of the day it can be a bit annoying. A graduated scheme where you pay by the time would be fairer.
  • Lovely park with a 3 mile walk around the reservoir and wooded walks too. Quite a few people bbq here in the summer evenings. Good for dog walks. 4 stars as you have to pay to park at any time of the day or night.
  • My boys love it. There is a play area which is great for little ones and a three mile walk around the reservoir. Most of the walk is a good path but some is still to be done so good boots required if it is wet. Two bird hides on the walk round allow for some bird watching and plenty of space for picnics. If you go in to the top wood there is a great set of tunnels, balance walk and a slide. The cafe is a sensible price a good spot for a hot drink and a warm sausage roll after a winter walk All for £3 parking. How can you go wrong.
  • Beautiful park now equipped with a great coffee shop. You can spend a day here walking round the reservoir, playing in either of the unique sand or forrest playgrounds or bbq-ing on the open grass. Lots of cool views and walks here. The reservoir has plenty of bird life and looks amazing. Recommend it on a sunny afternoon and watching telly sunset.
  • A nice place for a walk with the family. Be warned though when it rains for long periods the normally solid dirt paths turn into a quagmire and you will slip and slide. This is a popular dog walking spot and has a nice cafe and play park for the children at £3 to park for the whole day it is worth a visit.
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