Pitsford Water is a reservoir in Northamptonshire, England. The reservoir was built in 1956 to supply the town of Northampton, which is about 6 miles to the south. The water is the third-largest in the United Kingdom, with a surface area of 2.85 square miles.Operated by Anglian Water, the reservoir is near the village of Pitsford, from which it is named. It is also close to Brixworth village and Brixworth Country Park. The northern half of the reservoir is designated as a nature reserve, but Pitsford Water is also used for sailing, birdwatching and fishing.
Pitsford was granted funding from the Millennium Commission, which enabled the creation of Brixworth Country Park, including a cycle hire/shop, a restaurant, many activities and play areas for children. This has brought many people to the reservoir enjoying walking and cycling alike. There is a 7 miles (11 km) waterside track for walking or cycling around the main section of the reservoir, including a pathway along its dam.
|Overstone Park Golf Club is located only a few minutes from junction 15 on the M1 in Northamptonshire, Overstone Park is one of the most pictuesque golf courses in the County, and is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the premier golfing venues in the County. Overstone Park is the host venue for the 2012 NGU Ladies and Gents County Championships. The course was also awarded a SILVER rating during 2007 in the prestigious HSBC Regional Course Rankings presented by Golf Monthly,|
|Althorp House was built by the Earl of Sunderland in 1688. The estate has been the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The house was originally a red brick Tudor building but its appearance was radically altered in the 18th century when the architect Henry Holland was commissioned to make extensive changes starting in 1788.The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck.
The estate stable block has been converted into an exhibition devoted to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who is buried on the estate, and provides an attractive sandstone setting that effectively offsets the imposing facade of the house. Diana was interred on a small island in the middle of a lake near the estate.
|Billing Aquadrome is a leisure park in Great Billing, in the eastern district of Northampton, England. Facilities within the 235-acre (1 km²) park, which is based around various mature gravel pits, include a caravan site, marina and funfair. It is also home to a variety of shows throughout the year, which are often car or motorsport related, such as the world's largest annual Land Rover show and the American Car Show. It also hosts the Northampton Balloon Festival.|
|Sywell Aerodrome is set in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell boasts one of the best General Aviation Airfields in the United Kingdom. With superb airfield facilities and a wonderful Art Deco styled Hotel, it is easy to see why many pilots consider this one of the finest fly-in destinations. Sywell Aerodrome is also home to The Blades Aerobatic Team who pratice on a wednesday over The Artichoke in vintage Tigermoths.|
|Western Favel Shopping Centre has over 65 shops and restaurants so there is something for everybody at Northampton’s biggest and best shopping experience.|
|Moulton Park is a large industrial estate near the village of Moulton, Northamptonshire a few miles north of the town of Northampton, Nationwide Building Society have a main office on the business park. The main transmitter for BBC Radio Northampton on 104.2FM is to the west of Moulton Park near the University of Northampton (former Nene College) on Boughton Green Road.|