20 Million Steps
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016
  • Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016

    Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016

    Let's get Northamptonshire walking!

 

Suggested walks

The trail paths provide easy access around the park. They are hard-surfaced (except sections of the Riverside Walk) with seats and/or resting points every 200 metres. All the paths are on level surfaces.

Lakeside Stroll

One third of a mile (0.4km). Allow 15 minutes (average walking pace). Fully hard surfaced.

Kingfisher Nature Trail

Three quarters of a mile (0.8km). Allow 30 minutes (average walking pace). Fully hard surfaced.

Riverside Walk

1 mile (1.6km). Allow 45 minutes (average walking pace). Hard surface paths, sections of sand, boardwalks and grassland meadow.

The trails provide easy access for everyone. Hard surfaced with seats, picnic tables or resting points every 200 metres, the paths generally have a gradient of less than 1:20.

Kestrel Trail

Half a mile (0.8km). Allow 15 minutes.

Lapwing Trail

Three quarters of a mile (1.2km). Allow 30 minutes.​

Skylark Trail

1 and a quarter miles (2km). Allow up to 1 hour.

Pitsford Water Trail

Walkers can enjoy a 7.5 mile (12km) circuit of Pitsford Water. Allow 2–4 hours walking (depending on ability). Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times on the Pitsford Water Trail.

The Skylark Nature trail is an easy access path, hard-surfaced with seats/resting points every 200 metres and with gradients of less than 1:20. The Woodland and Forest walks are a mixture of hard-surfaced and soft tracks with some gradients of 1:10.

Skylark Nature Trail

Half a mile (0.8km). Allow 20 minutes (average walking pace). Fully hard-surfaced, easy access trail.

Woodland Walk

1 mile (1.7km). Allow 45 minutes (average walking pace). Fully hard-surfaced.

Fermyn Forest Walk

2 miles and a quarter (3.5km). Allow 1.5 hours (average walking pace). Part hard-surface, part soft-track.

The trails are mostly hard-surfaced with seats and/or resting places every 200 metres (work on-going).

There are a number of steeper gradients (marked on the map) but most paths have a gradient of less than 1:12.

Woodland Walk

Half a mile (0.75km). Fully hard-surfaced trail. Minimal gradient. Allow 15 minutes.

Ironstone Trail

2 miles (3.25km). Part hard surface, part soft track and large area of short grass. Gradients to 1:12. Allow 1 hour 10 minutes.

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

Water Works Heritage Trail

Half a mile (1km) hard-surfaced trail exploring the history of the park as a Water works. Stretches of the trail have a gradient of greater than 1:9. Allow up to 20 minutes.

Reservoir Trail

2.5 mile (4km) circuit of the Reservoir, through reed beds, marshland, hay meadows and mature woodland. Paths are part hard-surfaced and part short grass. Allow up to 1.5 hours.

The following short walks are available at Stanwick Lakes:

  • The Visitor Centre Lake (Hidden Gems / Sculpture Trail Walk) - One mile
  • The Adventure Trail - One and three-quarter miles
  • The Nature Ramble - Two and a quarter miles

​The former Northampton to Market Harborough railway line now forms the route for this "linear park" - it is 14 miles long and there are car parks situated along the route.