Rushden Lakes offers shopping, entertainment and leisure, all in a beautiful lakeside setting, against a backdrop of natural countryside.

Around the attractive water’s edge location, native species of trees and flowers abound, creating a natural habitat for wildlife. Low-rise buildings blend naturally with the surrounding landscape, some roofs displaying wildflowers, others creating solar power. Natural lighting also helps reduce energy consumption.


We’ve worked hard to provide safe and efficient access and movement throughout Rushden Lakes, however you plan to travel.

With direct access from the A45, you’ll find plenty of car parking, including disabled, parent and toddler spaces, and electric-car charging points. We’re also separating delivery vehicle routes from those the public use, and making substantial improvements to the roundabout and approach roads to make your journey here as smooth as possible.

If you prefer to visit without a car, you’ll find new footpaths and cycle routes both within Rushden Lakes and linking to the town – including a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the A45, and plenty of cycle parking on site. There is also a bus stop at the entrance to Rushden Lakes, served by a regular weekday and weekend bus service, with safe pedestrian access to the shops, restaurants and nature reserve.

“The nature reserve is a key selling point for the new retail scheme.”

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire,
Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire