Walk 1: Figure 8 at Willen Lake

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Difficulty: 2
Length: 4 miles
Time: Allow 2 hours
Car parking: Paid parking is available at Willen Lake South, MK15 0DS

Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. This route is a figure of 8 starting from the car park at Willen Lake South snaking under the bridge before passing by the labyrinth, Peace Pagoda and Medicine wheel before crossing back under and passing through the poplar plantation before returning to the start point. This walk is on paths but does include some slopes.

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  • The Parks Trust hosted over 525 events and activities in their parks in 2019

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

  • The most popular places to host an event in 2019 included Campbell Park, Willen Lake South, Linford Wood and Caldecotte Lake

  • 91% of event attendees said they had a Excellent, Very Good or Good experience at our events in 2018!

  • Most of our attendees heard about our events through Social Media in 2018

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  • Willen Lake North

    Facilities:

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    Willen Lake North is home to one of Milton Keynes’ best-known landmarks, the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western world - and to a rich and varied bird population.

    Refreshments
    Nearest refreshments are at the Lakeside Hotel and Cafe (weekends and school holidays) at South Willen Lake. The Camphill Community runs a vegetarian café opposite the main car park.

  • 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.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

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