How to find Brackley Pocket Park
Brackley Pocket Park follows the line of the disused railway which runs from the old Hinton Road north-west to the point where it meets the A422 for almost one mile.
The Pedestrian route is via the south-east entrance off Hinton Road; also from Banbury Road and from the A422. Both entrances have information boards.
History of the Park
The site was an old disused railway branch line from Banbury which was left derelict for a number of years after the closing of the line, until the area was taken over as a Pocket Park.
How we manage the Park
The Pocket Park contains several wetland habitats and old established hedgerows with scrub. The site has now become a very special site due to the reported presence of Water Vole.
The ongoing management of this park includes includes keeping the paths free of overhanging vegetation so local people can walk unhindered and keeping scrub under control by cutting/removal to allow light onto the ground for benefit of ground species. The ponds also need management in the form of clearing excess reeds.
The delightful linear walk adjacent to St. James Lake on the southern edge of Brackley shows an excellent example of natural succession.
Size 9.2 acres/3.7 hectares
District/Borough South Northamptonshire
Grid Reference Landranger Series No. 152 SP583365 (Main access)
Owned By Brackley Town Council
Managed By Brackley Town Council