Willen Lake South
South Willen Lake is the busiest park in the region, attracting more than one million visitors each year to take part in water sports, golf, high ropes, special events, or to jog, picnic, walk, play, or just watch everyone else!
What to see and do
Aerial Extreme is the park’s newest attraction, a challenging adventure ropes course for all ages.
A miniature railway operates at summer weekends and some school holidays.
Whitecap Leisure offers sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and paddle sports year round.
The cable tow is the perfect way to learn or develop water ski-ing skills.
Back on shore Willen Lake also boasts a Trim Trail enabling joggers to combine aerobic exercise with their run, two astroturf pitches for ball sports and an adventure golf course.
The LA Fitness health club can be found overlooking the lake at Willen.
Fishing at the lake is managed by Milton Keynes Angling Association.
South Wilen Lake is part of an orienteering course used by the South Midlands Orienteering Club.
For full programme see our events pages. Annual hightlights include:
- June: Dragon Boat Festival
- September: Jet Ski National Finals
- December: Santa Jog (for British Heart Foundation)
Like its neighbour, North Willen Lake, South Willen is rich in birdlife, particularly during winter months when it provides a night-time roost for a range of water species
Need to know
South Willen Lake lies between the H5 Portway and H6 Childs Way, directly off the V10 Brickhill St.
The park is open year round and there is no admission, other than during special events when some areas may be unavailable to the general public, or a fee may be charged.
There is paid car parking with CCTV in operation at the following locations:
- off Lakeside roundabout, V10 Brickhill St between (watersports, high ropes)
- off Newlands roundabout, V10 Brickhill St (golf, play areas and water ski) please note car park shuts after dark.
Public toilets, open during daylight hours, are available alongside the café by children’s play area.
Refreshments are available at the Lakeside Hotel and the Park Cafe at weekends, school holidays and during the summer months.
There are good all-weather paths around the lake.
Make a day of it
South Willen Lake is linked into the Ouzel Valley Park via the South Lake.