Dragon Boating

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Dragon Boat Racing grew out of China 2,000 years ago and has rapidly spread across the world into a highly popular team sport enjoyed by millions of people.  The boats used for racing are a long and narrow canoe-style boat, and powered by 20 people with a drummer and a helm.

Willen Lake South host the annual popular charity Dragon Boat race every June and thousands of people from MK turn out to watch the teams battle for the winner’s trophy.

Local dragon boating team Secklow Hundred train at Caldecotte Lake North on Sundays at 10am, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm (BST only.)  They are always looking for new members to join in, see club website www.secklow.com for information or email hello@secklow.com


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  • Caldecotte Lake

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    Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, birdwatching 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.

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    The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

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    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

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