Stanwick Lakes, in the heart of the Nene
valley and covering 500 acres of former gravel pits, has
been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The site boasts an abundance of wildlife including a huge
range of birds with many rare species such as golden
plover. With over 7 miles of foot and cycle paths it is a
pleasure to explore and discover the variety of creatures
that inhabit this area.
The play area is extremely popular for young families, especially the water-play in the warmer weather. There is a full sized assault course for the fitter members of the family along with the hidden pleasures of the Adventure Trail which provides a relaxing stroll around the more serene parts of the site. The trail is on a loop taking in four pieces of adventure play equipment - a great way to encourage children to walk that bit further. Huge rustic picnic benches offer rest among the waist high wildflowers. It is a site which really does offer something for everyone from leisure opportunities to attractive countryside and wildlife.