Page last updated 30 September 2014

Brigstock Pocket Park 

How to find the park

Brigstock Pocket Park lies between the village and the bypass. Access is off Barnards Way via Brigstock village and the footbridge from Fermyn Woods Country Park



History of the park

The Pocket Park was originally part of the Country Park until 1984 when the site was split by the construction of a bypass. Prior to this the site was a sand stone quarry with Pocket Park land left at the edge of the extraction area.

How the volunteers manage the park

Brigstock Pocket Park is mainly hawthorn scrub and grassland. The grassland meadows are cut under a regime where the fodder provides food for local animals as well as helping to encourage wildflowers. The meadow has been planted with cowslips and now provides a haven for butterflies, birds, foxes and people.

The grass in the central area is cut short and left for local children as a play area. The rest of the site is split into two areas, a spring meadow and a summer meadow. This increases the diversity of wildflowers at the site and with further tree planting and scrub clearance, the Pocket Park is managed for accessibility and enjoyment for the public. 

Flora and fauna

  • Cowslips
  • Lesser Knapweed
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Yellowhammers
  • Chaffinches
  • Fox
  • Shrew
  • Common Lizard

Contact details

  • For more information contact Clerk to Brigstock Parish Council Nigel Searle on 01536 373 672.

Accessibility

  • Access not always suitable for wheelchair users. 

Rights of way

  • Footpath from village and from Country Park (MK6). 

Park facts

Established 1988
Size 3.3 acres/1.3 hectares
District/Borough East Northamptonshire
Grid Reference  Landranger Series No. 141 SP543663 (Main access)
Owned By Northamptonshire County Council on lease to Brigstock Parish Council
Managed By The Parish Council with help from the Rangers at Brigstock Country Park
Partners Northamptonshire County Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Brigstock Parish Council, Countryside Agency

View some images of the park


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