Stanwick Lakes

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Stanwick Lakes is a unique countryside attraction in the heart of the Nene Valley in Northamptonshire. It is a site which really does offer something for everyone - leisure opportunities, access to attractive countryside and abundant wildlife can all be found here.

Adventure trail - Set along a loop of one of the loveliest parts of Stanwick Lakes is the Adventure Trail. Four different pieces of play equipment provide the incentive for youngsters to explore - a climbing rock (especially appeals to older children and teenagers), a rope bridge over the water, a giant tyre swing and zip wire are all waiting to be discovered.

Assault course - The full-size assault course, on the south west side of the site, is a challenge to children and adults alike - but also lots of fun.

Central adventure play ground - The unique and extensive adventure playground rises dramatically out of its landscape, yet also blends with it, being of wooden construction and surrounded by a moat. It includes waterplay, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slides.

Footpaths/cycle paths - Stanwick Lakes has a network of over 7 miles of footpaths/cycle paths (wheelchair accessible). In addition to circular routes around the lakes there is a four mile linear route running from Irthlingborough towards Thrapston, providing safe off-road walking and cycling - and a means of green travel for local visitors. This former railway line can also be used by horseriders (on a permit basis).

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Bird Hide

Stanwick Lakes is home to a large number of waterfowl species including wigeon, gadwall, teal and pintail. The spacious iconic bird hide provides excellent views over one of the largest lakes, through special one-way glass windows, as well as wooden shutters.

Cycle Hire

A J Bike Hire is available onsite at Stanwick Lakes.

Opening times (April - September):
-----10:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:00

Opening times (October - March):
-----10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00


The fishing lakes Stanwick Lakes Fisheries are at the southwestern end of the site and offer day ticket fishing for experienced anglers and novices alike.

Periodic taster sessions are run for young people for free or at very modest cost.


How to get here


Stanwick Lakes is situated off the Stanwick roundabout on the A45 in East Northamptonshire between Wellingborough (eight miles away) and Thrapston (seven miles away).


Opening times (April - September):
07:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:00

Opening times (October - March):
07:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:00


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Address: Stanwick Lakes, Drill Hall House, 1A Benefield Road, Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EY, UK
Phone: +44 1832 274278

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