Nights may be drawing in, but summer’s not over yet !


We now have approval from West Northamptonshire Council, for our Heritage Open Days event this year ~ we are again going to get our Wild Flower Meadow chain harrowed, but this year it won’t only be William, our favourite Shire horse, doing the harrowing.

This year, we are holding what might be a World First ~ Strictly Harrowing. A competition between humans and horse, to see who is best at pulling the chain harrows over the meadow to help scarify the grass and spread the flower seeds.

Specialist gym, Unit 22, from Far Cotton, have agreed to get a team up to see if they can do it. What do you think ? Come along to cheer them on ~ or to cheer William on if he’s your favourite. Timings and competition rules are on our website.

We’ll have some colouring sheets for the kiddies and a craft stall for the grown-ups, along with our usual badges, pens, stickers and leaflets to give away, so we’re hoping it will be a lot of fun. Please come and enjoy yourselves.

We are grateful to local estate agent, Chris Stone of Horts, for his sponsorship of this event, but we are also grateful to everybody who drops money into our Donations buckets, as this money (along with the specific event sponsorship and Northampton Lottery contributions) is the only source of funding that we have at present.

So please donate generously if you like what we are doing ~ or better still, buy some Northampton Lottery tickets through our dedicated page and give yourself a chance every week to win up to £25,000, as well as helping to fund us.

National Tree Planting Week

Rotary Club of Northampton West are obtaining some trees to plant and are liaising with idverde to choose species, numbers, size, and potential planting locations.

This year, National Tree Planting Week is Sat. 27th November to Sun. 5th December, so we anticipate helping Rotary and idverde to plant them then.

Other things

Now that we are out of lockdown restrictions and indoor meetings are once again feasible, we are thinking of organising another of our popular autumn quiz nights. We’ll let you have the details as soon as it is arranged.

Our poppy display will be back again at the entrance to the Country Park in November, and will be even bigger and better this year.

Similar to last year, we will be putting up some seasonal decorations and Christmas lights for December and would like to hold another of our Winter Walks which proved popular in 2018 and 2019.

Thinking further ahead, we are still hoping to organise an astronomy evening in early 2022, involving telescopes and moon-gazing.

In the meantime you can always enjoy our Tree Trail and can buy Northampton Lottery  tickets using our dedicated page at any time. This QR Code will take you straight there :

Be sure to enjoy the Wildflower Meadow and the Bluebell Wood, but with the latter, please do stick to the established paths round the edge of the wood so as not to squash or damage the flowers.

Remember to keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page for updates.