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Visiting Sywell Country Park

Blue green algae is present in the reservoir at Sywell Country Park

Keep yourself safe by not allowing children or animals near the water.

Opening times

Sywell Country Park is open every day with free admission.

Gates are locked at 8pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and then open at 6am.

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. There are 4 cycle racks in the lower car park near the parking machines, all covered by CCTV, allowing 8 bikes to be locked.


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.

Parks and Woodlands Coach Parking Information

There is limited parking for coaches in our country parks and woodlands.

Anything larger than an 18-seater is classed as a coach.

Please email [email protected] in advance to either book a coach parking space or to discuss a suitable drop off area.


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).


BBQs are currently banned due to the risk of fire.

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 27 June 2023