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East Carlton Country Park

Countryside park, Corby near the Welland Valley

East Carlton Countryside Park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town.

The cafe is open all year and offers light meals, hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

The first floor of the old coach house has a number of craft workshops where you can watch the individual craftsmen practise their skills.

There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year. The Hall is unfortunately not open to the public but can be viewed from the park.

The present hall, built in 1863 on the site of a previous hall, is thought to be the third hall on this site. Like all old buildings, it does have a ghost who has on occasions been known to visit the old coach house.

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley, Corby’s East Carlton Country Park is the highest rated of Northamptonshire’s country parks on Tripadvisor and for good reason. Lots of walking options, through fine mature woodland and grasslands, and a varied habitat with a great variety of wildlife. The Hall is unfortunately not open  but can be viewed from the park which also has a children’s play area and takeaway teas and coffees etc when visiting in April.

Combine your visit with lunch at the Tresham Restaurant at Rushton Hall or the Italian Market Kitchen, Rothwell.

Contact & Opening Times

Nr. Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8YF|
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The park is open dawn to dusk. 

The cafe and toilets are open:

Autumn/Winter  (1st October - 31st March): Monday - Sunday  10.00am - 3.30pm 

Spring/Summer (1st April - 31st September): Monday -  Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

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