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Things to do whilst at Lower Farm Bed & Breakfast

Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast, Main Street, Barnwell,

Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 5PU. 01832 273220

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Things to Do at Lower Farm B&B

Barnwell near Oundle

Eating and Dining

       The Montagu Arms, Barnwell           traditional pub food - less than a mile

       The Chequered Skipper, Ashton      pub food & restaurant - 3 miles

       The Kings Arms, Polebrook      traditional pub food - 3 miles

       The Fox Inn, Thorpe Waterville       traditional pub food - 3 miles

       Dexters, Oundle                                 bistro / restaurant - 3 miles

      Salernos, Oundle                              Italian restaurant - 3 miles

       The Rose & Crown, Oundle              traditional pub food - 3 miles

       The Ship Inn, Oundle                       traditional pub food - 3 miles

      The Tap & Kitchen, Oundle             restaurant & bar - 3 miles

Walk the Nene Way

Lower Farm is located directly on the 110 mile Nene Way long distance footpath at about the half way point. The route broadly follows the path of the River Nene and provides excellent territory for walkers and ramblers to see the Northamptonshire countryside. Click to download a Nene Way Route Map.


From Barnwell you might choose to walk to the village of Wadenhoe passing Wigsthorpe, Achurch and Lilford (Just over 7km) or heading in the other direction you could head to village of Fotheringhay by skirting the town of Oundle and passing by Ashton and Warmington. The local circular walk takes about one and a half hours.


Fish the River Nene

The waters surrounding Barnwell and Oundle are renowned in course fishing circles. Much of the fishing waters will require day tickets however Lower Farm owns a prime fishing location near Oundle and our guests are welcome to fish this stretch as part of their stay.


Play Golf

There are a number of excellent courses in the area which you might consider:

       Oundle Golf Club

       Elton Furze Golf Club

       Thorpe Wood Golf Course

       Orton Meadows Golf Course 

       Rutland Water Golf Course


Hire a Narrow Boat

Nene Valley Boats operate from Oundle Marina. www.nenevalleyboatholidays.com

Things To Do The Montague Arms - Barnwell Nene Way Ramblers

Hire a Canoe

There are two local Canoe / Kayak Hire options on the River Nene: turn up and hire by the hour in Oundle from Trek-Kits or a pre-booked pick up and drop off service from Canoe2.


Mountain Biking / Cycling

Numerous cycle paths, bridleways and quiet roads make cycling around East Northamptonshire pleasurable and safe.


Rugby / Football / Horse Racing

Lower Farm is a good base to stay for watching Northampton Saints or Leicester Tigers. There is also good local Club Cricket and Club Rugby at Oundle. Why not go to Peterborough and watch The Posh in action at London Road, Horse Racing at Huntingdon and Towcestor and a central location for many point to point meetings.

Oundle Golf Course Canoes on the Nene