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.
Willen Lake Reviews
Took out 7 year old granddaughter to the treetop extreme experience - we were well looked after, safety was paramount, equipment well maintained, instructors helpful (if a little cheeky to us old'uns)... more »
We visited Willen Lakeside Park with our daughter and her family including our 5 year old gandaughter and 2 year old grandson. The park would appear to have activities for a wide range of ages an inte... more »
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.
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