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All reviews country park pitsford reservoir cycle hire play area tranquil place bike shop clean tidy busy days playground for children nice walk walking routes lovely cafe water birds zip wire all ages few hours great family day
Came here for a nice walk with the wife. No kids with us so it was a lovely quiet walk around the reservoir. 7 miles in total. Had a nice bacon sandwich and a cuppa in the cafe upon our return to the car. This...More
Love this place. Worth stopping by if your travelling between Northampton and Leicester, or a day out destination. Parking is around 3.50 for the day, cafe and cycle shop on site that hires out good bikes to ride around the water. This is about 7...More
I visited brixworth country park today, with my mindees I look after.
There was lots of wasps around while we ate picnic lunch so these had to be eaten quickly.
I then followed the yellow trail with my friend and children , this was long...More
We spent a couple of hour here and had a picnic lunch in the car park. seeing the lake is difficult from any point near the car park because trees have been left or planted near the water line.
We could not readily see how...More
My friends took me here while on a visit to them. It was just walking distance from their house, but they said the park had a car park and it was £2.50 to park. We took one of the many walks, and saw the reservoir,...More
We took my daughter for a bike ride last weekend and had a lovely day. We hadn't visited since we left disappointed two years ago, so we were pleased to see some improvements have now been made. Lots of sensory play equipment have been fitted,...More
Visited here a few times recently, the whole area has something for everyone and is great whether you just want half an hours peace or have half a day to kill... Great walking, photographic opportuinties and nicely spaced seating should you need to break up...More
The winter snow has brought the water level at Pitsford Resevoir back to the point of overflow following a very dry summer.
The cost of parking has alienated many previously regular visitors especially those who used to use the Causeway parking area.
Still a great...More
This park is well planned and maintained. Plenty of benches to rest and admire the beautiful views of the reservoir. Suitable for wheelchair and pushchair access. Good cycle paths and walking routes suitable for all levels of fitness
Response from BXCPBVW_Rangers | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback. Parking charges were introduced a while back to pay for the general upkeep of the country park. Although owned by Northamptonshire County Council, the Country Parks Service does not receive any... More
Thank you for your feedback. Parking charges were introduced a while back to pay for the general upkeep of the country park. Although owned by Northamptonshire County Council, the Country Parks Service does not receive any capitol funding, therefore we must run our parks from revenue. We do this in a number of ways, including car parking charges, events and donations. Without it, we would not be able to manage even the basic tasks such as mowing, litter picking, providing dog bins or general park maintenance. We do offer a very reasonable annual parking pass for £37 per park, or £49 for all 5; these can be bought from our website Northamptonshire Parks, or by calling 0300 126 100.
I hope this explains the need for the parking charges. If you would like to discuss this, or any other query, please call our park office on 0300 126 5932.
Debbie - Senior Ranger
Sorry I don't understand, why shouldn't disabled people pay for parking like everyone else? I doubt the cafe give disabled people free drinks/snacks either, and I bet the petrol station charged them for fuel too.