You wouldn’t expect there to be a waterfall in Northampton, but there is!!
If this wasn’t surprising enough, the fact that it’s located, not in the countryside, but in the centre of a village, is even more startling.
I had seen a couple of pictures of this waterfall on Instagram and expected the journey to find it in real life would be a bit of a mission.
But, I couldn’t have been more wrong!
After doing some research on Google Maps, I made a plan on how to find it and that paid off. We were standing at the bottom of the waterfall within 10 minutes of getting out of the car.
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How to find the waterfall in Northampton…
We parked on Campion Court (NN3 9BW – check out map below). Directly opposite this, on the other side of the road was a path that led through to a wooded area. Please note, this is a residential street so please be mindful of how and where you park.
Go down this path and you will quickly see a metal bridge we crossed the bridge then immediately turned right, off the main path and followed the edge of the water. If you listen carefully you can actually hear the waterfall at this point!
Follow this for a minute or two and you will get to the bottom of the waterfall. To get to the top, continue along the path, cross the plank and you will reach the top. Here is a pond where some ducks and swans live.
We went on a beautiful sunny day so the ground was fine but I imagine it will become very muddy and slippy after rain, so be careful.
Next to the top of the waterfall is a pocket park and an area with some picnic benches so don’t forget your lunch!
Do you know of any other surprising locations in Northampton? Let me know in the comments below!
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