Parks and Lakes - Destination Milton Keynes

Tongwell Lake by Tim Ebbs

Parks & Lakes

Ouzel Valley Park by Gill Prince

Parks & Lakes

Peace Pagoda at Willen Lake

Parks & Lakes

The Great Outdoors

With over 6,000 acres of parkland, dotted with rivers, lakes, woodland, and trails, Milton Keynes lives up to its reputation as the ‘city in the country’. It might sound staggering, but you’ll find over 22 million trees throughout our city, and locals and visitors alike love to get outdoors and breathe the fresh air.

Even our streets are green, lined with wide grass verges, and you’re never too far from a pocket park, stretch of woodland, or an expansive stretch of grass and greenery. So much so, in fact, that over 20% of our city is given over to the great outdoors, and it’s all ready to be explored and experienced. Events throughout the year can be found on parkland managed by the Parks Trust, so check out their listings below.

The Parks Trust

The Parks Trust is an independent self-financing charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes.

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01908 233600

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Willen Lake

Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ watersports and activity park. It has two lakes to discover, over 30 activities to try and more than 100 acres to explore!

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Telephone:

01908 246599

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Treetop Extreme

Treetop Extreme is a unique, exciting and fun packed experience on an awesome High Ropes Adventure Course located at Willen Lake.

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01908 246599

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Salcey Forest

Just a short drive from Milton Keynes, Salcey Forest is an Oasis of nature and history.

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0300 067 4340

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Cycling in Milton Keynes

A cycling destination with a difference! Where else in Britain can you take a single cycle ride and meet cows made of concrete, visit a cathedral made of trees, and slide down a slope made of snow – all without cycling on a single road?

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Fishing in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a fantastic place to visit if you like fishing - whatever your ability and whatever you want to try and catch.

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The Milton Keynes Rose

The Milton Keynes Rose is a vast and impressive open-air circle with markings based on the mathematical beauty of a flower.

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Milton Keynes Public Art Collection

Milton Keynes is home to a collection of over 230 public artworks located across the city.

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Telephone:

01908 691691

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Campbell Park

Campbell Park managed by The Parks Trust is located in the heart of Milton Keynes.

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Telephone:

01908 233600

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