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Popular festival returns to the Nene Valley this autumn

Published Tuesday, 13 September 2016

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

From 17 – 25 September, the Nene Valley Festival will present an eclectic programme of outdoor family events, guided tours, water pursuits, concerts, cycle rides, local walks, foodie events and much more!

It all kicks off at Chester Farm, a rich historical monument in Irchester, where the whole family can enjoy crafts and guided walks from 11am to 3pm.

Featuring over 85 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 with a strong heritage focus for 2016. We want to inspire more people to connect with the wildlife and heritage of the Nene Valley and we hope that our residents and visitors will enjoy all the activities on offer this autumn.”

The festival is one of the key projects within the Nenescape Landscape Partnership scheme, a heritage lottery funded scheme that works in partnership with organisations stretching along the River Nene, to conserve and protect its natural and built history.

Amanda Johnson, Nenescape Project Development Manager, said:

“We are thrilled to be supporting Destination Nene Valley to bring the festival together. It’s a brilliant nine-day celebration of everything that makes the Nene Valley special, from its natural beauty to its food and drink and cultural heritage.”

Visit the Nene Valley website and follow Nene Valley on Twitter for up to date information on the festival programme.

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