West Hunsbury is a large housing estate in the south of the town of Northampton, 2 miles (3 km) from the town centre, 0 miles (0 km) from the M1 motorway, junction 15A and 2 miles (3 km) from junction 15. The motorway can be seen and heard as most of the area is elevated and the wind's prevailing direction is westerly. It is part of the Hunsbury residential area, which also constitutes East Hunsbury east of Towcester Road. Shelfleys is an earlier name for the area and still appears on signs, maps and bus destination indicators. However Hunsbury is an old name. Iron ore was formerley quarried in the area.This had begun by 1873 and an ironworks called Hunsbury Ironworks was in the course of being built in that year. The quarries were worked by several companies and individual owners, two of which companies used the name "Hunsbury" in their titles. The area is part of the Borough of Northampton. The area was developed in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as part of the expansion of Northampton.
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This is a great park. Loads of equipment and loads of room for outdoor activities. Be sure to visit the Drovers Return before you go home.
Really good. It's a country park in town. Large and sited around an iron age hill fort. The café is great and also take a look at the ironstone railway trust. Plus there's room for kids to run around or ride bikes.
Enjoyed our stop at this Country Park a very short detour off the M1. The cafe in the car park (Drovers Return!) is nice - clean, welcoming, extremely reasonable and has a good selection of light bites and breakfasts and cakes - and the country park is interesting - historic, with a train line, woodland bits and a great kids play area with equipment for a good age range, from toddlers to climbing bits for older kids.
Great park to walk your dogs. Drovers Cafe very friendly plenty to eat and drink very good quality and prices.
Have not been up the park walking for quite some time, but enjoyed walking my friends dog Chester today. It was muddy, sunny and thoroughly enjoyable. Also love the Drovers Return, but didn't have time for a cupper today. How lucky us locals are x