Walk 16: Figure of Eight in Loughton and Bradwell
12/05/2019

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Walk 16: Figure of Eight in Loughton and Bradwell

10:30 - 13:30
free
Booking required

Sunday 12 May 2019 at 10.30am

Enjoy parts of Loughton and Bradwell throughout this walk.  Discover Lodge Lake and the unique public art within it.  A great walk for all abilities – take on the first part of figure of eight only for a shorter walk or join 2nd part for full 6 mile walk.

Walk Length: Half Walk: 1.5 hours / 2-3 miles. Full Walk 3 hours / 4.5-6 miles

Meeting Point: Meet at Lodge Lake car park off Bradwell Road, Great Holm, MK8 9LG

Cost: Free

  • North Loughton Valley Park

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    This area of linear parkland runs from Blue Bridge at the Grand Union Canal down as far as Lodge Lake at Loughton Lodge. Its features include historical items and some world famous Milton Keynes icons!

    Refreshments
    The nearest shops and pubs are in Bradwell.

  • Lodge Lake

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    Lodge Lake is one of the city's ‘on-line’ balancing lakes. It was created in 1981 by building a dam across the Loughton Brook. This holds back water as flow rates in the brook increase, helping to prevent flooding in downstream areas. The lake is perfect for a short outing - a gentle walk around the lake edge takes about 30 minutes - with plenty of interest on and off the water year-round.

    Refreshments
    None on site; the nearest shops are located in Great Holm about five minutes’ walk to the west. A Chinese restaurant, the Kam Tong Garden, overlooks the lake.

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