Five things to do in Daventry

Five things to do in Daventry

If you are looking for things to do in Daventry, or reasons to move here, then have a read of this. Daventry is a picturesque market town located in Western Northamptonshire. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages and having excellent road links, the town and the local area is a very popular spot. With it’s own bustling commercial/industrial hubs, local independent businesses, supermarkets and good schooling, Daventry has proven to be a very popular area for all types from first time buyers through to retirees.

So, if you live here, or locally or just fancied a visit on day – what could you do?

Daventry Country Park

Located on the fringe of the town, Daventry Country Park offers circular walks around the reservoir with the longest being 2.5miles in distance. Other walks include the Meadow Walk and the Woodland Walk, both slightly shorter in distance. Local school children have also helped construct a nature trail with educational notices dotted around the area.

The park also provides numerous picnic areas and benches plus an adventure playground. For those who are a little more brave, permits can be obtained for non-powered water sports such as kayaking or paddle boarding in the summer months.

Everdon Stubbs

Everdon Stubbs is an ancient woodland located about 6 miles south of Daventry near the Village of Everdon. With just over 70 acres of woodland featuring English Oak, Lowland Birch, Chestnut & Sycamore plus beautiful bluebells and wild daffodils all offer Stunning colour and certain times of the year.

Allow 2 to 3 hours for take it all in and look out for the local wildlife. If you are lucky you might just see Muntjac Deer and the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Parking is on site and there are multiple entrances. Also, a prehistoric Saxon burial site remains as the northern boundary.

Daventry Museum

A perfect place to visit to learn of the history of the town over the various decades and century. See and interact with many different items and displays. This fully accredited Museum has won various awards for its displays, projects and commemorative projects and is worthy of a look. Daventry Museum – Daventry Calling: Collaborating, Sharing & Shaping Histories

Borough Hill

The site of one of the largest ancient hill forts in the country and today maintained as a country park offering stunning views and home to various wildlife. Remains dated back to the iron age have been found and also some from the Viking era! Unfortunately, no metal detectors are allowed for those aspiring treasure hunters out there, but you can take you dog for a nice walk!

The site also acted as the BBC’s broadcasting site for the world service. The phrase ‘Daventry Calling’ being made famous around the world. Borough Hill | West Northamptonshire Council (

Drayton Reservoir

If Fishing or Sailing is your game, you can’t miss out here. Drayton was stocked in the early 1990’s and fast became one of the UK’s most prolific match fishery. Now providing fish to include Carp, Roach, perch & Pike. The site offers a wooden walkway covering most of the circumference of the water.  Sailing usually takes place on Sundays. The reservoir is located to the north of the town and is easily accessible. Its run by the Canal and River Trust. Drayton Reservoir | Canal & River Trust (

Five things to do in Daventry

So, there are just a few things you can do in the town or close by, there are many other great things to see and do. Daventry is a vibrant town with lots of cafés, eateries and independent shops just perfect for exploring. Daventry is also a very popular place to live with numerous styles of property and new developments. If you want to know more about the local market, values of property or you are looking to buy or sell a home in Daventry, call Skilton & Hogg Estate Agents on 01327 624275 for help and friendly advice.

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