Walking at Lyveden

Wildflowers and moats at Lyveden

The Lyveden Way is a true taste of Northamptonshire, including sheltered woodland, open fields, attractive wildlife and pretty villages.

Walk the Lyveden Way

The Lyveden Way begins at the Fermyn Woods Country Park, home to many varieties of butterfly, fallow deer and even a few rare and striking red kites. 

As the route leaves the Country Park, it turns east along the perimeter of Fermyn Woods and emerges into open countryside.

It then follows the perimeter of Lady Wood Head and turns towards Lyveden.  Why not drop in to the Cottage Tearoom at Lyveden for a break and some refreshment? As you rejoin the walk, it approaches the village of Wadenhoe through Lilford Wood.

Passing through the village, it turns into pasture fields before re-entering woodland and is completed by rejoining the outward route after Lady Wood Head.

What will I need?

Please take clear directions, an ordnance survey map, sturdy footwear, water and warm clothing with you on the Lyveden Way. Take care when crossing or walking on roads.

Download the Lyveden Way map here (PDF / 1.8MB) download

Other walks at Lyveden

Lyveden is a perfect starting point for a stroll.  Many walks link Lyveden to the surrounding woodland and rural villages including Wadenhoe, Brigstock and Benefield. The wider countryside is bursting with history and wildlife. Around the site there's plenty to see from the labyrinth to the orchard and around the perimeter of the moats. If you have a four legged friend with you please keep them on their leads across the whole site at Lyveden.

Fancy a picnic?

We encourage visitors to use the site for picnics, and have a handful of benches available for use in the car park. Takeaway hot drinks and a selection of cold drinks are available from the tearoom if you need some refreshment on your walk, and ice creams are sold in the Visitor Centre.