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Visiting Sywell Country Park

Opening times

Sywell Country Park is open every day with free admission.

Opening times change

Gates are locked at 8pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and then open at 6am the following day due to antisocial behaviour.

The cafe and toilets have separate opening hours, which you can find below.

Location and contact details



Sywell Country Park
Washbrook Lane

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 126 5935

Email: [email protected]


By car

Follow the brown and white signs. The park is located off the Northampton to Mears Ashby Road, near Earls Barton crossroads on the A4500.

By bus

A regular bus service stops in Ecton village, approximately 1 mile from the park entrance.

Find bus timetables.

By cycle

The park entrance is approximately half a mile from the A4500 cycle path.


Parking at Sywell Country Park costs:

  • £3.20 for up to 4 hours
  • £5.20 for up to 8 hours
  • £7.20 for up to 12 hours

There are pay points in each car park and you can pay by coin or card.

Read more about parking costs and passes.


The toilets are open from 7am to 7pm daily, except for Christmas Day.

Facilities include:

  • disabled toilet
  • baby changing area


The Pump House cafe is open daily, except for Christmas Day (subject to proprietor's discretion).

Dog walking

We provide a pleasant dog friendly environment with areas where your dog is allowed off a lead (under control). Dogs are not permitted in the play areas.

We provide dog bins in several places that are easily accessible.


Cycling is not permitted at Sywell Country Park.

Become a friend of Sywell Country Park

If you are a regular visitor we would like your input into how we manage the park for the benefit of visitors and wildlife. The friends group is the ideal way to be involved and meet like-minded people.

If you would like more information on becoming a friend of Sywell Country Park, please telephone the rangers on 0300 126 5935.

If you would like to join the friends group, please email your name and contact details to [email protected].

​Access for all

Everyone, irrespective of age, ability or background, should feel welcome at our country parks and have an equal opportunity to discover, enjoy and benefit from them.

The trails are mostly hard-surfaced with seats and/or resting places every 200 metres. There are a number of steeper gradients in the park but the paths generally have a gradient of less than 1:15.

If using a wheelchair, a RADAR key is required to open the gates on the reservoir trail. Please close and lock gates after passing through.

Blue badge holder parking is available situated near to accessible toilets. Pay and display charges apply.

Last updated 05 May 2022