River Nene Regional Park [RNRP]

River Nene Regional Park

Who we are

The River Nene Regional Park is an independent Community Interest Company that delivers sustainable outcomes through partnership working in response to the aspirations of local communities. We lead on a range of projects related to environmental restoration, amenity improvements and awareness raising. We work across the entire Nene Valley from Daventry to Peterborough, taking in the towns of Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and the rural areas in between. This is an independent not for profit organisation that is able to hold assets on behalf of the community. It has to meet certain standards and produce an annual Community Report.

What we Do

Since the inception of the River Nene Regional Park in 2004 over £25 million pounds has been secured for ongoing investment in this area. Some of the River Nene Regional Park projects include the award-winning Tree Top Way at Salcey Forest, the innovative facilities at Stanwick Lakes and Top Lodge at Fineshade Woods. Funding is also being invested into community projects through various grant programs focussing on areas and issues identified by the local community. All of these projects are bringing about change on the ground and enhancing the environmental assets that we already have as well as improving access to natural spaces and understanding of the pressures that our environment faces. 

Working with a wide partnership of organisations the River Nene Regional Park is in a strong position to deliver projects around its core themes which include: 

  •  Project conception through shared decision making 
  •  Placemaking 
  •  A centre of excellence for environmental initiatives and partnership working 
  •  A champion for Green Infrastructure across the region Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Nenescape Landscape Partnership

In November, 2017, River Nene Regional Park secured a £2.6 million investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to begin a five-year Landscape Partnership project. Communities and visitors along the River Nene will benefit from 16 projects delivered by 11 partners, providing opportunities for local people to develop skills, improve access to the water, restore wetland and wildlife habitats, uncover and celebrate the area’s history and develop tourism. 

Our Mission

Our vision is a healthy and resilient River Nene, where the local wildlife prospers alongside agricultural and recreational activities.

Our goal is for River Nene Regional Park to become an independent, inclusive, reciprocal and beneficial partnership of public, private and third sector members. It will be nationally and internationally recognised as the centre of excellence for the piloting, co-ordination and delivery of regional sustainability initiatives. It will address strategic issues such as climate change, the enhancement of local biodiversity and the innovative development of the environment as an asset for social development, education, leisure & recreation, heritage & cultural activity, and as a primary vehicle of economic regeneration.

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  • 129th Blakesley & District Agricultural show
  • 129th Blakesley & District Agricultural show
  • 129th Blakesley & District Agricultural show
  • 129th Blakesley & District Agricultural show

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River Nene Regional Park


February 23 2022

NOTICE: We are Moving!

RNRP is moving offices this week and, until further notice, all enquiries will be via email to info@rnrp.org 
We will not have access to voicemail on the landlines, but staff will still be contactable via their mobile phones.

February 22 2022

EVENTS: Future Farming Forum 2022

In March, River Nene Regional Park will be hosting its first in-person forum event of 2022 for Nene Valley Farmers at Chester House Estate.

December 13 2021

RNRP Festive Closure 2021

RNRP will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

The team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!