Drayton Reservoir - Things to Know Before Visiting
Drayton Reservoir, Daventry NN11, UK
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About Drayton Reservoir
Drayton Reservoir is a reservoir in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. This Reservoir is a feeder reservoir for the Grand Union Canal. When water is required for the canal the water level at Drayton can drop by 30 cm or more in a day. Drayton Reservoir was controlled by British Waterways until their responsibilities for waterways in England and Wales were transferred to the Canal & River Trust and is home to Rugby Sailing Club.
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Borough Hill is a hill to the east of the town of Daventry in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is over 200 metres (660 ft) above sea level and dominates the surrounding area. Today it is maintained as a country park by the Council, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area as well as providing a haven for local wildlife and a popular spot for dog walkers.
Badby Woods is a private property and part of the Fawsley Estate, but is open to all visitors to enjoy its natural beauty. It is a protected wildlife area, and has a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Woods. It is mainly pedunculate oak, with varied ground flora including creeping soft-grass, wood anemone, yellow archangel and bluebell. A small marsh has very diverse herbs.
Everdon Stubbs is an ancient woodland with a mix of English and sessile oak, lowland birch, sweet chestnut and sycamore. Bluebells and rare wild daffodils provide colour in spring. It is described by Natural England as an important site for fungi, and there is a diverse range of breeding birds. One of the iconic attraction where you can rejuvinate your mind and body in the middle of greenery.
Althorp is a Grade I listed stately home and estate in the civil parish of Althorp, in West Northamptonshire, England of about 13,000 acres. By road, it is about 6 miles northwest of the county town of Northampton and about 75 miles northwest of central London, situated between the villages of Great Brington and Harlestone. It has been held by the prominent aristocratic Spencer family for more than 500 years and has been owned by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer since 1992.
Draycote Water is a 240-hectare reservoir and country park near the village of Dunchurch, 3.75 miles south of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, owned and operated by Severn Trent Water. It draws its water from the River Leam, and supplies drinking water to Rugby and Coventry. It is named after the nearby hamlet of Draycote.
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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".