Updated: Jun 4, 2020
I took Daisy to the beach in Castlethorpe back in Easter and I was surprised at how many of you asked for directions and took your little ones too. I have loved seeing so many of you enjoy a place which I’ve had so many fun times there from my childhood.
I was so lucky to grow up in a little village and the ‘beach’ at the River was somewhere we used to walk to all the time. Even as I grew older I’d go down there with the dog and my friends for a nice stroll. It’s a beautiful walk and a lovely spot for your child to have a splash and a paddle.
It’s also a great spot to see wildlife and animals up close. Be aware sometimes there are both sheep and cows here, you won’t always know until you get down there.
There are quite a few ways to access the river however I’m going to let you know the three easiest ways.
Option 1 – MK19 7HR for Sheperton Close. Park next to the gate to the field by a dead end street. Walk right until you see a gate. They’ll be two fields. Use the field to the left. Walk straight down and through the final gate. You’ll see the river from here and the black iron bench.
Option 2 – MK19 7EH for New Road. Drive down the road until you see the field on your right which is located immediately after a section of road which goes over the railway. There’s no set parking so you’ll have to find a suitable spot. As you climb over the fence into the field straight ahead you can spot castlethorpe park. But to get to the river walk into the field and turn left. Walk until you see a gate. They’ll be two fields. Use the field to the left. Walk straight down and through the final gate. You’ll see the river from here and the black iron bench.
Option 3 – MK19 7EL this will take you to the village hall. Park opposite on south street where the old pub is, The Carrington arms. Opposite the Village hall is a gate to an iron bridge next to a stone cottage and the railway line. The bridge takes you over the railway line and into the same field as the two directions above. Also takes you to castlethorpe park. Once over the bridge, walk until you see a gate right at the very bottom of the field. They’ll be two fields. Use the field to the left. Walk straight down and through the final gate. You’ll see the river from here and the black iron bench.
This is the location they host the Duck Race every two years, which is a fantastic event.
Also you could tie this in with a park visit in Castlethorpe too. I’ll link the details here.
If you visit I’d love to see your photos. Please tag me in them on Instagram or Facebook – The Outdoors Mum.