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The Castle Ashby Estate has so much for you to discover. With this in mind we have put in place a Nature Walk linking the Rural Shopping Yard and Castle Ashby Gardens. The walk of just over a mile, is well marked and is dotted with information boards and fun tasks for children. 

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The Falcon, Castle Ashby

Connect with nature

Getting outdoors is essential for our physical and mental health, not only for the chance to enjoy the fresh air, but also to feel more connected to the world around us. Our range of nature walks give you access to unique, under-explored areas of the Castle Ashby estate that will leave you feeling more energised and motivated.

Open Water Swimming

We are delighted to offer open water swimming here at our private lake in Castle Ashby. The lake was designed by Capability Brown and is overlooked by Castle Ashby House and the Norman Church of Mary Magdelene, offering you a magical place to swim.

We offer supervised open water swim sessions seven days a week, throughout the year.

Just a five-minute drive from The Falcon Hotel, the 500-metre swim course is fringed by attractive water lilies which adds to the serenity of your swim experience.

The Falcon Open Water Swimming carpark is situated on Parkhill Road 200m from the t junction of the Grendon to Yardley Hastings Road.

From the carpark follow the path and signs through the woods and down past the Sheep Barn to the lake.

There are also multiple benefits associated with open water swimming such as improved sleep and mood, here are just some of them, along with some key details to get you started.

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