Nene Valley Festival returns to East Northamptonshire

The River Nene (by Glyn Dobbs)
The River Nene (by Glyn Dobbs)

A festival which celebrates the unique wildlife, culture and heritage of the Nene Valley is back for its second year this autumn.

The Nene Valley Festival taking place from September 19 to September 27 will offer an eclectic programme of outdoor family events, guided tours, water pursuits, concerts, cycle rides, local walks and foodie events.

Our programme is bigger and better this year

Cllr Sarah Peacock

Featuring more thann 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.

The Nene Valley Festival is being organised through 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, national and international audiences.

East Northamptonshire councillor and board member for the Destination Nene Valley project, Sarah Peacock, said: “Our programme is bigger and better this year and we’re delighted to be working with such a wide variety of partners who have an in depth knowledge of the vital ingredients for putting on a successful festival.”

Claire Barrett, from the National Trust and festival partner, said: “The National Trust is delighted to support the Nene Valley Festival, inspiring more people to connect with the wildlife and heritage of the county.

“Lyveden plays an important part in the history of the Nene Valley and is a major attraction for people to experience the heritage and natural beauty of the area.

“We hope many visitors will enjoy all the activities on offer this autumn.”

Visit www.nenevalley.net and follow @_nenevalley #nenevalley2015 on Twitter for up-to-date information on the festival programme.