Best bird watching trails in Northamptonshire, England

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Northamptonshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Northamptonshire, England
Top trails (23)
#1 - Upper Harlestone Circular
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Varied ground underfoot, mostly off road across field and through the woods. Show more
#2 - Badby, Newnham, Everdon Circular Walk
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Start at The Windmill Pub - all footpaths. This works both clockwise and anti. There are some moderately steep gradients.Show more
#3 - Preston Capes/Everdon/Snorscombe
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Start the walk on the ridge with views over Snorscombe and Everdon. There is plenty of space to park the car off the road. This walk is not long, but the cumulative up and down is quite testing escpecially if you set a good pace! If you do it clockwise, beware, The climb up from Snorescome is a killer at the end of the walkShow more
#4 - Sywell Reservoir Trail
Sywell Country Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
A circular walk in Sywell Country Park, Northamptonshire. The walking route is a simple circuit of Sywell Reservoir. Formerly a drinking water reservoir the site is now managed by the county council as a country park for wildlife and recreation. There is plenty to entertain the whole family on the site, with play areas, wildlife gardens, picnic areas, woodlands, meadows, bird hides, a cafe and visitor centre. Sywell Country Park is open every day except Christmas Day. The route is relatively flat, with just a couple of slopes. Half of the paths are compacted stone but the remaining sections are grass paths through the meadows and these can be very muddy in winter and after wet weather. You will need to negotiate 8 kissing gates but there are no stiles or steps on route. All the kissing gates sit alongside wide farm gates which are usually unlocked, but this cannot be guaranteed. There is still a pretty stretch of 0.8 miles before the first gate is reached, if the gates pose an access problem for you. Dogs are welcome in the park and dog waste bins are provided at regular intervals. Some of the meadows are grazed by livestock for conservation at some times of year. There are public toilets in the car park at the start of the walk. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#5 - Brington's Circular Walk
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
The walk is across arable and grazing fields in the vicinity of Althorp House, the resting-place of Princess Diana. It is an easy walk. There are pubs in the two villages passed through and the church in Great Brington is often open. The walk is over rolling agricultural land, giving good views of the countryside and also has views of Althorp House.Show more
#6 - Stoke Bruerne Shutlanger Circular Walk
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Start the walk along the Canal and then through a very pretty wood. After the path crosses open fields with lovely views. Through Shutlanger and then across more fields the path follows a small stream until it turns left to return to the Canal.Show more
#7 - Harlestone Circular Walk
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#8 - Stanwick Lake to Thrapston Biking Tour
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
Cycle from Thrapston to Stanwick Lake with the family and enjoy a beautiful and easy family cycle ride without a single road that leads to an enormous playground for the kids that is free because you have cycled to it and don't have to pay for entry or parking.Show more
#9 - Sailing Lake Circular
Titchmarsh Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
A walk around Sailing Lake that also passes by Fishing Lake.Show more
#10 - Fathingstone Circular Walk
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Footpaths. Very nice walk through varied countryside. Show more
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