The Countryside Code

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Did you know Milton Keynes is an area is covered by the Countryside Code?

Therefore, when you visit our parks please:

Respect other people:

  • Consider the needs of other people
  • When riding a bike in the parks remember to slow down or stop for people, horses and livestock – give them plenty of room
  • Use car parks provided and don’t park in residential streets
  • Leave gates and property as you find them

Protect the natural environment:

  • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Always clean up after your dog and get rid of mess responsibly

Enjoy the outdoors:

  • Follow advice and observe local signs e.g. water safety signage
  • Be responsible for your own safety and others in your care
  • Plan ahead and be prepared e.g. look out for flood warnings

To read more about the Countryside Code, please visit the government website.


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Discover our parks

  • Ouse Valley Park

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    The Ouse Valley Park lies in the floodplain of the Great Ouse which flows from Oxfordshire to the Wash. The park is the most rural of any found in Milton Keynes and is a great place to go to experience the feeling of the countryside without leaving the city. Old trees, hedgerows, meadows, and new plantations combine to provide excellent habitats for wildlife.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

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    Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

  • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

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    In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.

  • Willen Lake North

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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.

  • We have received the Green Flag Award for our entire network of parks for the fifth year in a row!
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