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of everything Rushden Lakes and the surrounding areas have to offer.

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Nene Wetlands

Central to the Nene Valley is the Nene Wetlands nature reserve, a unique one square mile of wild and man-made habitats, managed for wildlife and people. Visit the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre on the boardwalk to find out more about the beautiful Nene Wetlands, and the ample ways to spend time exploring the great outdoors. The Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre also hosts regular events and activities. They have a wonderful shop plus a Discovery Play Area, Sculpture trail and Education area. Give the team a call on 01933 779587 or please click here for more information.

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Rushden and Higham Ferrers

The towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers are conveniently located in close proximity to Rushden Lakes; the towns are lively, friendly and offer a diverse range of small independent shops amidst attractive heritage settings.

Parking is free, we hope you will take the time to come and visit the local towns and discover more.

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Nene Valley

The spectacular Nene Valley runs from the West of Northampton following the River Nene taking in a mixture of medieval villages and market towns, through to the Cathedral City of Peterborough.

Covering more than 41,000 hectares, the Nene Valley boasts incredible views, unique landscapes and is a haven for many different types of wildlife. Click here for more information on what there is to see, do and explore!

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Canoe Hire

Visit Canoe2 on the boardwalk to see how you can get out onto the water and explore our beautiful surroundings! Canoe2 has been the home of canoe hire, comfy camping and short breaks on the River Nene in Northamptonshire since 2010. Please click here for more information and to start your adventure!

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Lakeside Dining and Nightlife

Whether you’re looking to take five in between shops, somewhere for a 3 course meal or it’s your turn to organise date night, there’s plenty to choose from! Take a look at the choice of restaurants, cafes and bars here. Our car park is open until midnight with plenty of restaurants open late.

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Working at Rushden Lakes

Recruit Rushden Lakes is a free recruitment programme set up by The Crown Estate. It connects talented and local individuals with vacancies in the area. This in turn helps our retail and restaurant businesses at Rushden Lakes, together with other local businesses, find and train the staff they need. Please click here for more information.