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Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

(3.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
One of the more important features of the area is a large lake on the River Ouzel, Willen Lake. This lake was designed to capture flash floods in case they cause problems downstream. The north basin is a wildlife sanctuary and a favorite of migrating aquatic birds, so during your exploration you can watch for interesting animals. The south basin is for leisure use and a hotspot for activity, favored by wind surfers and dinghy sailors. The circuit of the lakes is a favored running spot as well. Make Willen Lake part of your personalized Milton Keynes itinerary using our Milton Keynes trip itinerary planner.
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  • I've ran round Willen Lake a number of times but different dimension with 2 x 4 year old twins learning to cycle! Great flat paths around the whole of the 2 lakes. The north lake is a lot quieter (awa...  more »
  • This is a very pleasant park / lake area. With a good circular route - popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists alike throughout the year. The Eastern shore could perhaps do with a wider path, due t...  more »
  • We took our two young children on bikes around the lake on Sunday morning. It was a little busy and a few crashes into people and dogs were had (whoops) but in the main a thoroughly enjoyable experien...  more »
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  • I love mazes and have never done a ground maze as big as this! I thought it might be easy but you can't see where the paths go so it is a challenge. We visited after rain and both the paths and surrounding grass were rather wet so we had to tread carefully. I can imagine you could wear you kids out running round it!! Nice to see such an unusual feature in a lovely setting.