Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

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. Willen Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Milton Keynes Edition.
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  • We travelled down to Milton Keynes from Yorkshire to visit friends. With the parents away for the day we took their two 9 year old girls to Willen Park to play on the swings and slides. We parked in a...  more »
  • We visited for the first time today and thoroughly enjoyed our walk around Willen Lake. It is a very nice time of year to visit with winter colour from willow stems that are planted to striking effect...  more »
  • My 1st ever visit to Willen lake was really fun! Myself & my fiance hired bikes & rode around the perimeter a few times & finished our visit with a coffee & cake in one of the cafes.  more »
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  • Always a nice atmosphere no matter what the weather. It's a lovely family trip. You can enjoy the walks all year round here. Excellent water sports. Great kids activity. You can go cycling, canoeing or just a walk in the park.
  • Stunning park, loads to do. Would recommend you bring your own food or go to intu shopping centre/xscape to eat. Parking directions is so confusing. We ended up parking in the wrong car park even though the sign said North Willen Lake.
  • Beautiful place to visit, hours of fun for all! Also has a fun train that goes around most of the park!! Water-sports, places to eat, and a great view!
  • Disgraceful really I have arrived with my family on the hot summer day 18th July just to be told that there is a school day and there is no water equipment hire available at all. So we couldn't do anything as there is no even general swim area available. Such a big lake so much potential but very poorly managed. To send customers willing to pay away with nothing... what businesses model is that?? I won't be going there again that's for sure
  • The aqua park was great fun. Cafe ok but could be cleaner and quicker service
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