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Pocket parks

Town or villageAddressDescription
AldwincleMain Street, Aldwincle, Kettering, NN14 3UTA small woodland formed from a redundant quarry found next to Dryden Cottage, in the main street of the village
Barton SeagraveBig Spinney, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, NN15 6RTWallis Spinney is a strip of woodland which lies within the Isle Valley to the south-east of the church
BrigstockBarnard’s Way, Brigstock, Kettering, NN14 3JEThe Pocket Park was originally part of Fermyn Woods Country Park until 1984 when the site was split by the construction of a bypass
BroughtonGate Lane, Broughton, Kettering, NN14 1NDBroughton Pocket Park, also known as Parson's Spinney, is a beautiful spinney located south-east of St. Andrew's church
Burton LatimerStation Road, Burton Latimer, Kettering, NN15 5TPBurton Latimer Pocket Park lies at the base of the Ise Valley, on the west-facing side. Public Access is from Station Road
CollywestonThe Drift, Collyweston, Stamford, PE6 3PHThe wildflower area is approx 0.4ha in size and is situated in a corner of the Playing Field, with the traditional dry stone walls of Collyweston on two of its boundaries
CottinghamThe Dale, Behind St Mary Church, Church Street, Cottingham, Market Harborough, LE16 8XUThe Dale consists of a deep valley leading to the churchyard, formerly glebeland. It was bought by the Parish Council after a battle to save the land, as it was feared developers would buy the land
CranfordRectory Hill, Cranford, Kettering, NN14 4AHCranford Pocket Park is also known as Rectory Spinney Pocket Park. It is located off Rectory Hill immediately north of Top Dysons
DesboroughPrince Rupert Avenue, Desborough, Kettering, NN14 2PHDesborough Pocket Park is approximately four acres of varying levels and habitat types. Entrance is via Prince Rupert Avenue and Federation Avenue
Earls BartonStation Road, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0PHAccess to the park is at the bottom of Station Road by means of the underpass (cars must be left at the top of Station Road) or Grendon Road
Easton on the HillHigh Street, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, PE9 3NREaston on the Hill Pocket Park, known locally as Spring Close, can be found from the High Street
FinedonStation Road, Finedon, Wellingborough, NN9 5HTIn 1984, this area became the first Pocket Park in the country. Access to the park can be found via Station Road and Avenue Road (next to the cricket club)
GrettonKirby Road, Gretton, Corby, NN17 3DBGretton Paddock Park was the 50th Pocket Park in Northamptonshire
Higham FerrersWharf Road, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, NN10 8EHRiverside Park, or The Wharf, is a 7 acre meadow situated next to the river Nene on the northwestern edge of Higham Ferrers and a lake area of former gravel workings, which are of considerable wildlife value
KetteringDog Kennel Spinney, Calcott Drive, Kettering, NN15 5XDDog Kennel Spinney Pocket Park is an attractive woodland in the residential area
KetteringThe Grange, Charlotte Place, Kettering, NN16 0AEThe site offers a special feeling of being close to nature whilst being in town. Access is via
Margaret Road
Kings CliffeMaltings, Eagle Lane, King's Cliffe, Peterborough, PE8 6XDThe area was marshland covered by wild rhubarb. In the early 1980s the Parish Council began to realise the potential of the site as a pleasant place to picnic by Willow Brook and observe wildlife
Kings CliffeWillow Walk, Kingsmead, Station Road, Kings Cliffe, PE8 6YHA former disused railway track, King's Cliffe Pocket Park or Willow Walk comprises two sections next to the industrial units off Wood Road
LowickDrayton Road, Lowick, Kettering, NN14 3BGThis is a delightful country meadow on the south-western side of the village which abuts Harper's Brook
OundleNew Road, Oundle, PE8 4LEOundle Urban District Council purchased the land, probably in the 1930s when Gordon Road was built, and it became the War Memorial Recreation Ground. Finally in 1995 the area became a Pocket Park
OundleSnipe Meadow, Occupation Road, Oundle, PE8 4NQSnipe Meadow Pocket Park, situated on the banks of the River Nene north of Oundle Wharf, is a very important site for protecting endangered Snipe and Redshank
RaundsWellington Road, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6DLRaunds Pocket Park is situated on the Stanwick Road on the western side of the town
RingsteadKinewell Lake, Station Road, Ringstead, Kettering, NN14 4DTThe main access point is from the car park on Addington Road. Pedestrians can also access the park at Willy Watt's Mill
RothwellRothwell Recreation Ground, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6TYRothwell Pocket park can be accessed from Well Lane walk, past the Community Centre and then down the playing field
RushtonMatthews Close, Rushton, Kettering, NN14 1QJRushton Pocket Park, a former paddock, is accessible from a bridleway just across the road from the village pub or from Matthews Close
StanionKeebles Close, Stanion, Kettering, NN14 1LRStanion Pocket Park, known locally as Keeble's Field, adjoins Harper's Brook on the southern edge of the village
StanwickRaunds Road, Stanwick, Wellingborough, NN9 6PP 
Stoke AlbanyLower Road, Stoke Albany, Market Harborough, LE16 8PZStoke Albany Pocket Park has been created from a very small parcel of land close to the village church and the village green. Access to the park is from Ashley Road or Lower Road onto the village green by the War Memorial
ThurningMain Street, Thurning, Peterborough, PE8 5 RBThurning Pocket Park is on the eastern edge of the village and comprises a very large pond known locally as 'The Weir'
WarmingtonBig Green, Warmington, Peterborough, PE8 6TUWarmington is unique in being the first village to set up two pocket parks simultaneously. This, the smaller of the two, is located on the eastern side of the village
WarmingtonOld Orchard, Eaglethorpe, Warmington, Peterborough, PE8 8TJWarmington's second Pocket Park is a small orchard next to the bypass in the tiny hamlet of Eaglethorpe
WeldonChurch Street, Weldon, Corby, NN17 3JYWeldon Pocket Park, known locally as Leys Field, is situated next to St Mary's Church on the southern side of the village
WellingboroughMonks Way, Wellingborough, NN8 2JZBrookfield Pocket Park forms part of Croyland Gardens in the centre of Wellingborough. Access to the park can be found from Monks Way which is off Croyland Road or from Croyland Gardens by the Council Offices
WollastonBell End, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7RNAccess to the park is from the centre of Wollaston village next to The Cuckoo public house in Bell End, not far from St. Mary's Church

If you have an enquiry about a pocket park, please email [email protected].

Last updated 01 April 2022