In the beautiful surroundings of the parish of Staverton, you will find many local attractions where you can spend a few hours of a whole day exploring.
Daventry Country Park and Daventry Reservoir
Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry within 1 mile of the town centre, easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot with the benefit of cycle ways and footpaths from the surrounding areas.
There are circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its large reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.
Daventry Country Park has been awarded the Country Parks Accreditation and the Green Flag Award proving that the Park is recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country and deliver the core facilities and services expected of Country Parks.
Owned by the Fawsley Estate, Badby Woods is open to the public and is famous for it’s Bluebells. You enter the wood through what is left of a fantastic gatehouse. It’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Ancient woodland with a mix of common and sessile oak, lowland birch, sweet chestnut and sycamore. Bluebells and rare wild daffodils provide colour in Spring. It is believed part of a prehistoric burial site remains on the site’s northern boundary.
There are several Nation Trust Houses near to Staverton. These include:
Althorp House, birth place of Diana, princess of Wales lies 13 miles to the east and is open to the public for several months of the year. Please check the website for opening times.
Warwick Castle. Started in1068 by William the Conquer. Situated 17 miles to the west of Staverton, with magnificent grounds and tours of the castle, there are event all year round.