Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail at Stanwick Lakes

As you walk around the paths at Stanwick Lakes you will notice some tall stone marker posts, each carved with an historical era and three small bronze resin plaques – these form part of our Heritage Trail. Each of the six stones marks the site of an important historic settlement discovered at the time of the major archaeological excavations by Northamptonshire County Council and English Heritage in the 1980s and 1990s.

If you stand in front of the stones and look over the top, you will be viewing the location of one of the original settlements. The plaques on each stone depict either artefacts excavated at Stanwick Lakes or people and animals of the time. A Heritage Pack for children is available to purchase in the shop in the visitor centre to encourage children to explore the site, find the stones, try brass rubbing and discover more about the history of Stanwick Lakes. 

An important part of the Heritage Trail is the Roundhouse which has been built overlooking the original Iron Age settlement. The aim of building a Roundhouse was to give visitors a glimpse into the past of Stanwick Lakes and to create a focus for community heritage activities.