Suitable for all dogs (trying to keep them out of the water-your choice this time of year)
Great to watch the sailing as that has started back up after wildlife breeding season is over
Cheeky little heron
Routes EnglandThrapston
Thrapston lakes

Thrapston, England

Thrapston lakes

Length2.7 mi
Elev. Gain36.1 ft
Est. Steps6000


Scenic views

Wild flowers

Quiet place

Wild life




Created by blimski
Thrapston lakes is a 2.7 mile (6,000-step) route located near Thrapston, Kettering, England. This route has an elevation gain of about 36.1 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
There is a circular route which encompasses the lake, closed for part of the year as a bird sanctuary. As of March (I think) it is open to the public, with walks and sailing permitted. Great little sailing club catering for beginners and races for those more adept. Walkers, joggers, cyclist...there is a clearly marked path all the way round which takes roughly an hour. However, if the water level gets very high it can get muddy in certain areas and the is a tiny ford to cross-welly boots handle this easily. Lots of lake birds and wildlife, with a river running along side. I have seen many a heron, goose, coot, muntjac deer, rabbit and even an otter once. Seagulls, ducks and even the odd buzzard and red kite keep you company. A favourite walk of mine-recommended to all, although no cafe (unless a member of the thrapston sailing club).


Thrapston is a small town in Northamptonshire, England. It is the headquarters of the East Northamptonshire district, and at the time of the 2011 census, had a population of 6,239.Thrapston is situated close to the River Nene and is at the junction of the A14 and the A45. Until the 1960s, Thrapston had two railway stations.


Aldwincle (sometimes Aldwinkle or Aldwinckle) is a village and civil parish located in the district of East Northamptonshire, with a population at the time of the 2011 census of 322. It is situated on a bend of the River Nene, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north of Thrapston.In 1879, two ecclesiastical parishes, Aldwinkle All Saints and Aldwinkle St Peter merged after the parish church of the former was declared redundant in 1971.

Thrapston Town F.C.

Thrapston Town F.C. is an English football club based in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, and competes in the Northamptonshire Combination Premier Division.

Titchmarsh Nature Reserve

Titchmarsh Nature Reserve is a 72.7 hectare Local Nature Reserve north of Thrapston in East Northamptonshire. It is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. It is part of the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest.The River Nene runs through this site, which also has large areas of open water and grassland.

River Nene


Islip Mill Stream


River Nene Navigation


River Nene (Old Course)


Sailing Lake


Heronry Lake

Route Details


2.7 mi

Elev. Gain

36.1 ft

Est. Steps

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