Nene Valley Festival celebrating wildlife, culture and heritage launched at Stanwick Lakes

The launch of the Nene Valley Festival at Stanwick Lakes
The launch of the Nene Valley Festival at Stanwick Lakes

The calm waters of Stanwick Lakes came alive for the launch of the Nene Valley Festival.

Now in its second year, the festival which showcases the unique wildlife, culture and heritage of the area, was officially opened by chairman of East Northamptonshire Council Marika Hillson.

The festival is one of the priority projects being delivered by the Destination Nene Valley project

Cllr Marika Hillson

Also in attendance were specially invited guests MP for Corby and East Northants Tom Pursglove and Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, who opened Stanwick Lakes’ Treasure Seekers event, which was the launch event for the festival.

Launching the festival, Marika said: “The festival is one of the priority projects being delivered by the Destination Nene Valley project, which aims to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to a mixture of local, regional and international audiences.

“I would particularly like to thank Andrew Langley, chairman of the Destination Nene Valley project, for the continued hard work being undertaken by the partnership to promote the Nene Valley.”

The festival has a mixed programme of outdoor family events, guided tours, water pursuits, concerts, cycle rides, local walks and foodie events.

Featuring more than 50 events at key locations along the Nene Valley, from Northampton to Peterborough, the festival is a must for wildlife and culture lovers of all ages looking for inspiration, tranquillity and new experiences.

For more information about the festival and to view the full list of events, go to www.nenevalley.net/festival-home.