Page last updated 27 September 2016

Sywell Country Park 

New Northamptonshire Country Parks website – coming soon!

We are excited to announce that we are currently working on a new and improved Northamptonshire Country Parks website.

The changes include a completely new logo, branding, colours and navigation. The new website is designed to enhance user experience and be more user friendly. The new look will be launched in October 2016.

Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its past role as a water supply reservoir with a water works heritage trail to guide you round.

Sywell Country Park

Warning - Blue green algae has been seen in the reservoir. 
It is advisable to keep dogs out of the water.

Sywell Country Park path appeal

We are seeking funding to build over 2km of stone path to complete the reservoir circuit so more people can enjoy the route all year round.

When is it open and is there any cost?

  • All country parks are open all day, every day
  • Free admission
  • Parking
    • £3.00 daily
    • Annual parking permits available
    • Blue badge holder parking areas situated near to accessible toilets.  Pay and display charge applies
    • Motorhomes may pay and display during day time, no overnight parking
  • Toilets
    • 7:00am to 7:00pm daily (except Christmas Day)
  • Cycling is not permitted within Sywell Country Park
  • Pump House Cafe open daily (except Christmas Day)

About the park



Printable walks map


  • By car - Follow brown and white signs. 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, approx. 1 mile form the park entrance.
  • By cycle - Park entrance is approx. 0.5 of a mile from A4500 cycle path.
  • Postal address - Sywell Country Park, Washbrook Lane, Ecton NN6 0QX

Friends of Sywell Country Park

We would like to invite you to join the Friends of Sywell Country Park (FOSCP). The FOSCP have already worked on a number of projects, helping us to manage the park for the benefit of visitors and wildlife.

For more information

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