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  • Cycling in northants

    8 brilliant bike rides in Northants

    Whether you're a seasoned pro or one of the thousands who opted to get on their bikes during lockdown, we've uncovered some great local rides to give those glutes a workout. Here's the long (28 miles) and the short (4.5 miles) of it.

  • Lyveden NT

    Top 10 prettiest picnic spots in Northants

    Ain't no picnic like a Muddy picnic and with lashings of whipped cream on our strawbs all we need is the softest grass and the prettiest view. Here's our pick of the top ten spots in Northants. Did somebody say cocktail sausage?

  • Pond Dipping Nene Valley

    8 of the best waterside walks in Northants

    We're blessed in Northants with more than our fair share of gorgeous waterways, from rivers and canals to natural lakes, reservoirs and rejuvenated quarries, so take your pick from these 8 lovely rural walks. What are you waiting for? The world's your freshwater crayfish.

  • Wind in the Willows

    25 fun things to keep the kids entertained this summer

    Schooools out for.... erm... ever it feels like, but at least we can sack off homeschool and do some some fun stuff. Here's 25 fab ideas to keep the little ones off their screens. For a bit.

  • HARPOLE-STRAWBS

    What’s on outdoors (yes, really!)

    The time has finally come to put on some real clothes (joggers don't count, sorry) and have some fun in the fresh air - at a social distance, of course.

  • Snowdrops everywhere!

    They're coming out! The loveliest places to catch winter snowdrops across Northants and beyond over the next few weeks.

  • Fashion overhaul at Rushden Lakes

    Shopping is less of a drag when you're in the heart Nene Valley surrounded by lakes. It's where big brand fashion meets lakeside restaurants and cafes. Yes please!

  • Fireworks display Northants

    14 firework displays in Northants 2019

    Fizz pop fireworks. Lots and lots of organised firework displays across Northamptonshire - and here’s just a selection

  • 23 brilliant Halloween events

    Get ready for the fright of your life when you see how busy you'll be this October with these ghastly Halloween shenanigans. Be prepared for the best one yet.

  • Rushden Lakes fest for 2nd B’day

    Can you believe it’s already been two years since the opening of Rushden Lakes? Oh, how time flies. To celebrate, the Lakes are pulling out all the stops to make it a Birthday to remember

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