Ashland Lakes

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    About Ashland Lakes

    Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir, Ashland Lakes were formed in 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development.

    The site is made up from a chain of connected lakes and features an ornamental pond with a fountain. Ashland Lakes is still a balancing reservoir and is designed to accommodate excessive rainfall so please be mindful that the lakes can overflow from time to time.


    There is a small car park at Penshurst Crescent, off the V8 Marlborough Street, within this car park you’ll also find charging points for electric cars. 

    There are no public toilets in the park. The closest toilets are customer toilets at either Asda, Bletchley or Caldecotte Arms.


    There are hard gravel paths around the entire lake and no gates. The maximum gradient: 6.7%  

    Explore parks nearby

    • Caldecotte Lake

      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.

    • Walton Lake

      Originally built as a 'balancing lake' for the River Ouzel, Walton Lake is one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife due to its mature reed beds.

    • Ouzel Valley Park

      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.

    Facilities at Ashland Lakes
    • Parking

    • Electric Car Charging

    How to get here

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