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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  • Perfect for a walk, run, cycle.
  • Beautiful area of Milton Keynes, when in this area Willen Lake is well recommended.
  • Perfect! Couldn't fault the park at all.
  • A great place to walk
  • Beautiful place
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