Walgrave Pocket Park

We now have easier access to benefit those with mobility difficulties

Many of you will be familiar with the Pocket Park (aka Red Springs Nature Reserve) which is owned and maintained by our Parish Council. It was established in 1991 from a wet boggy piece of land on the eastern edge of the village donated by the Frank Knight Settlement Trust. In 2002, a further adjoining plot of land was donated to Walgrave Parish Council in memory of David Harrison, by the then land owner Jenny Harrison – making the total site about 3 acres. The establishment planting had widespread village help and involvement, and numerous press cuttings and photographs exist from that period.


The Pocket Park contains a spring, a small stream, ponds, extensive and varied semi mature trees, and bird boxes. The last survey recorded over 150 types of plants andred springs over 60 bird species. We have looked after the Pocket Park with the help of villagers over the years, and now the Primary School also uses it to help our children learn about forestry and the environment.

Can you please spare some time? We need additional helpers – from good gardeners to handy-men/women to haulers of rubbish! All help appreciated and needed – even if only for an hour, or two. Future dates for 'Work Days' are published on this page as well as in the 'What's On' and on the calendar of this website.


For further information, please contact Councillor Brian Hamilton (via the Parish Clerk), Wardens Simon Mead 01604 780064 or Tom Parker 01604 781919 ~ or the Parish Clerk, Rosie Warne on 01536 770917

Please click here to see the informative Survey of the Pocket Park Aquatic Invertebrate 

Information about Northamptonshire Pocket Parks is available here