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Which part of the Nene Valley do you value and why?

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  • Jim Rouquette3 years ago

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  • Jeff Ollerton3 years ago

    Bradlaugh Fields

    A great place to walk and see wildlife, close to the centre of town.

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  • Jeff Ollerton3 years ago

    The Racecourse

    A wonderful, well used urban park, just a short walk from my house.

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  • Jeff Ollerton3 years ago

    Brampton Arm

    A nice place to walk and getaway from the houses and buildings

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  • Jeff Ollerton3 years ago

    Summer Leys

    Wonderful bird habitat!

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  • Jo Wilson3 years ago

    Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows Within walking distance of my home. It's a joy to see the diverse habitat and the wildlife that inhabits the area. I love to watch the changes each season brings to the area.

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  • Nene Local3 years ago

    Oundle to Elton

    We love this part of the river - as we are keen boaters, we think it is the prettiest bit!

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  • Nene Local3 years ago

    Thrapston GP

    A must for all keen bird watchers!

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  • Anonymous User3 years ago

    Kinewell lake, Ringstead

    A beautiful haven for wildlife, particularly water birds. Managed, but not over managed, by a small group of volunteers. It was here, 30 years ago, my then boyfriend, now husband proposed to me.

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  • 3 years ago

    Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows Nature Reserve

    I love the feeling of openness you get when walking through the reserve along the Greenway and there is always something to see that makes me smile no matter what time of year, whether it's dragonflies and butterflies enjoying the summer sunshine or flocks of birds coming in to land in the winter.

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  • Heather Procter3 years ago

    High Wood and Meadow

    I love the tranquillity here, I can escape from the world!

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  • John Showers3 years ago

    Pitsford Water Nature Reserve because of the wonderful wildlife and tranquility.

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  • John Showers3 years ago

    Pitsford Water Nature Reserve because of the wonderful wildlife and the tranquility. Also the dedicated staff and volunteers there are good company and very knowledgeable about the wildlife.

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  • 3 years ago

    Newton Field Centre

    This field centre is a fantastic, and hidden, resource! Based in a converted church in the tiny village of Newton, this site is filled with history and the centre managed meadows are blooming marvellous in the summer (excuse the pun!)

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  • Anonymous User3 years ago

    Wadenhoe and the view upstream

    I got married in Wadenhoe and during the two days I was there we climbed up to the church outside the village to see the magnificent views up the river. Shame about the Ikea building in the distance though.

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  • Anonymous User3 years ago

    Wicksteed Park

    Free to enter, well-manged accessible green space

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  • Anonymous User3 years ago

    Stanwick Lakes

    Accessible, well-managed site - fantastic restoration of gravel pits for the benefit of people and wildlife

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  • 3 years ago

    Summer Leys

    Had a lovely sunny family walk in the spring and saw lots of wildlife

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  • Anonymous User3 years ago

    Pitsford Nature Reserve and SSSI

    There are many places that I value, which include Stortons Gravel Pits at Sixfields Northampton, Blueberry Farm near Maidwell and Harrington Airfield but above all I value Pitsford Nature Reserve which is closest to my home and provides as much as any of the other sites in terms of the ticking the boxes below.

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  • 3 years ago

    Kings Cliffe area

    Lots and lots of different footpaths offering a multitude of routes through the superbly quiet countryside. The Willowbrook burbling, a pub in every village, the Fineshade/Wakerley woods complex, a diisused railway line and two SSSs.Fantastic variety and some precious wildlife havens.

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  • 3 years ago

    Weedon Bec and Flore Area.

    At this point the Nene is not a full-scale river - more a large stream. It forms the southern boundary of Flore parish, and includes a water mill and flood defences. There is a flood plain and what amount to water meadows south of Flore village, which are a particular delight in both Summer and Winter. At this point the river has a more or less undisturbed and untamed feel to it, unlike many areas further downstream.

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  • 3 years ago

    A largely unappreciated asset.

    Since moving to Northamptonshire in the late 60s my knowledge and appreciation has grown. I have walked several sections of the Nene Valley Way and valued the somewhat late use of the former Northampton - Peterborough (and Kettering - Cambridge) railway lines as footpaths and cycle ways. I have lived close to the northern source of the River Nene as well a in Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers and know the Ferry Meadows park in Peterborough. Stanwick Lakes is a welcome and well used leisure and environmental resource but I was sad that the discussions at the Frontier Centre in 2006/7? about imaginatively developing the adjacent sites of Stanwick Lakes, the Frontier Centre and the 27 acres at Nene Park came to nothing. Having been concerned about the large amount of gravel extraction along the Nene Valley close to Irthlingborough I am relieved that the resultant environmental requirements of planning permission have begun to enhance the area.

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Northampton Washland

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washland on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Abington Park

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washland on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Delapre Abbey

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washland on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Great Billing

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Billing Aquadrome

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Clifford Hill

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Beckett’s Park

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Brafield to Great Houghton

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014. For the views overlooking Northampton from the south.

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Earls Barton area

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Sywell Country Park

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Summer Leys

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Hilltop near Great Doddington overlooking Summer Leys

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Brackmills

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    From south of Washland looking north

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Abington Park

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Great Billing

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • Nene Valley3 years ago

    Summer Leys

    Site suggested by participants at a community dialogue session at Northampton Washlands on 8 November 2014

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  • 3 years ago

    Peterborough – West of the Railworld Foot Bridge

    Its a wonderful area that could be 'beautiful' with a little care and conservation.

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  • Gill Williams2 years ago

    Wadenhoe water meadows

    These quiet meadows have some of the greatest biodiversity in the area, being rich in wildflowers that feed ground nesting birds, mammals and insects.

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  • Anonymous User2 years ago

    Ashton Village

    Ashton is a model village remodelled by Nathaniel Charles Rothschild in the 1900s for his estate workers. Rothschild is one of the most important figures in nature conservation, creating the concept of nature reserves through the formation of what would become the Wildlife Trust. The stone thatched cottages were carefully built within the existing landscape to create an idyllic village which attracts visitors taking the short stroll from the river at Ashton Mill which, pioneering for its time, provided hydro electricity to the village. His daughter, the entomologist Dame Miriam Rothschild continued his vision, pioneering wildlife gardening and developing wildflower meadows in the fields near by. Step back in time, visit the Chequered Skipper, the pub renamed by Miriam after her love of butterflies and as dusk settles on the green you can watch the bats roost under the cottage eaves.

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  • 2 months ago

    River Nene

    Kayaking along the river. More portage points needed and some maintenance required, such as Titchmarsh lock portage point which is currently roped off.

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