Santander Cycles

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The Santander bike scheme across Milton Keynes are a great way to traverse through our parks.  With over 40 docking stations and 300 bikes the scheme operated by nextbike is a great way to rent a bike to get you across town.  To get started register an account online or via the app, you’ll then be ready to start renting a cycle.

Docking stations can be found from the online map: https://www.santandercycles.co.uk/find-a-bike

In our parks docking stations can be found at Willen Lake South by Freedom Fitness Gym and Caldecotte Lake by Windmill pub and Monellan Grove.  Docks close to other parks include station on Oakridge Park for Stanton Low,  Warwick Avenue for the Broughton Brook and the station at the Open University for the Ouzel Valley Park.

For information about the scheme see Santander Cycles website.


  • The Parks Trust hosted over 230 events and activities in their parks in 2020

  • Fitness Groups & Clubs make up 72% of events & activities held in our parks

Discover our parks

  • Willen Lake South

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    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

  • Caldecotte Lake

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    Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, bird watching or children’s activities, you’re sure to have a great family day out, with lots of space for little ones to run around, plus some tranquil corners to relax as well.

  • Broughton Brook

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    This park follows the Broughton Brook, from Magna Park near the M1 through Brooklands, Broughton Gate, Broughton and Pineham. It offers local residents an attractive and quiet place to escape into green space within the city. At Broughton Gate next to Southwold Crescent there is a popular children's play area, with another located at Kidderminster Walk.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

  • Linford Wood

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    Enclosed in the year 1264 by Baron Von Pippard, the original owner of the Linford Manor estate, Linford Wood is the largest and oldest of the Trust's three ancient woodlands. Despite its location close to the city centre, Linford Wood provides a tranquil haven for wildlife and people. Find out more about how we manage Linford Wood by clicking here.

  • Stanton Low Park

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    Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.

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