GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Daventry Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy woodland, meadows and the lovely Daventry Reservoir on this waterside route in Northamptonshire. The southern part of the reservoir is a designated nature reserve with bird hides. There is also a delightful nature trail through the sensory garden to the pond, with useful information boards along the way.
The park has a Visitor Centre, fitness equipment and a cafe. It is located just north of Daventry town centre.
The Grand Union Canal is only about 1/2 a mile from the park so you could continue the route along the towpath if you have time.
Just to the south east you can pick up a nice footpath around Borough Hill. There's good views over the surrounding area from the high points.

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Daventry Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Daventry Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Daventry

Pubs/Cafes

There's a decent on site cafe selling a range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The woodland and lakeside trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of the town there's some pleasant woodland trails to be found at Badby Woods.
To the north you'll find Drayton Reservoir, a popular fishing venue on the Middlemore Estate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks page.

Photos

Daventry Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 879987

Services and viewing point at the north end of the reservoir.

Countryside north-east of the dam, Daventry Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1431640

Countryside north-east of the dam, Daventry Reservoir. Looking towards Thrupp Covert on the skyline, centre. An outflow from the reservoir, which feeds the Grand Union Canal, is marked by the trees below the dam.

Footbridge at the end of the dam, Daventry Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1431655

Footbridge at the end of the dam. The path bears right to roughly follow the shore of the reservoir, which feeds the Grand Union Canal to the north.

Meadow, west side of Daventry Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1431678

Meadow, west side of the Country Park

Orientation-interpretation point, western entrance to Daventry Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1431672

Orientation-interpretation point, western entrance to the park.

Pedestrian entrance to Daventry Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1431676

Pedestrian entrance to the park. This way into the park passes under a disused railway bridge, seen here from beneath the elevated A425.

Willows fringing Daventry Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1431661

Willows fringing Daventry Reservoir. The strip of inundated woodland on the eastern shore of the reservoir forms one of the many habitats in the park.

Fenced-off area, Daventry Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1431666

Fenced-off area. One of the watercourses flowing into the reservoir.

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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