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Welford Wharf

Once busy with barges laden with limestone for nearby lime kilns, Welford Wharf is now a picture of rural tranquility. It’s a great place for country walks and spotting wildlife.


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General information

Address: Welford Wharf, Welford, Northamptonshire

Visit time: 1-2 hours

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a small amount of free visitor car parking at Welford Wharf and Welford Reservoir

Toilets: There are no public toilets on site, the nearest can be found in the village and in the two pubs.

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird spotting
  • Artists


Welford Reservoir, Sulby Reservoir, remains of lime kilns, the village of Welford, Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Stanford Hall

Spot a boat

Good place to spot boats year round


  • The Wharf Inn

    Pub and restaurant

  • The Elizabethan

    Local pub in Welford Village

Picnic spot

There are no picnic benches but a number of spots around nearby Welford Reservoir to lay down a blanket.


  • The Jurassic Way

    A long distance walk that passes through Welford Village

  • Welford walks

    There are a number of short and medium distance walks around Welford Reservoir, the canal and surrounding countryside.


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Coot & Moorhens
  • Water birds