Broughton Brook

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Don’t miss
The iconic cable-stayed bridge at Tanfield Lane, Broughton, spans the brook and has been built to accommodate the proposed Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway, which would follow the Broughton Brook when constructed.

St Lawrence Church, dating from the 14th century, sits on the edge of the park’s north-east boundary and is worth a visit for its wall paintings, hidden until a restoration in 1849. Covering large parts of the church’s north and south walls the murals include a depiction of St. George slaying the dragon.

Wildlife
At the north end of the park at Atterbury is an area of ponds and wet woodland set aside for wildlife.  Timber boardwalks are provided to allow visitors close access to the wetland habitats.

At Magna Park, there is an attractive lake, designed to manage floodwater and provide a peaceful area to enjoy nature.

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Opening Times
The park is open at all times.

Address
There are numerous access points into this park as it follows the course of the Broughton Brook from Broughton Gate to Atterbury and Pineham. There is a small car park at Magna Park at the northern end of Fen Street.

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  • BMX Track

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    The BMX track is located at Pineham, with access off V11 Tongwell Street. The dedicated, professional level track is open to anyone who wishes to ride BMX bikes, and is the home of MK BMX Racing Club.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities on site but Willen Lake, which offers food and drink and toilet facilities, is a short drive away.

  • Brooklands Meadow Park

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    While The Parks Trust maintains Brooklands Meadow Park it is not yet officially our land and is currently owned by Places for People. A modern, well thought out flood retention site with a dam structure, it ensures the surrounding houses don’t flood in times of heavy rain. As the area develops, there are plans for this park to link up with the other linear parks nearby.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities available on site but a pub can be found nearby in Broughton.

  • Broughton Brook Park

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    Broughton Brook park is an area of parkland bordering the Magna Park industrial estate. We have recently taken over management of a section of attractive parkland off the Erwood roundabout, with plans to take over further areas in future.

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  • Caldecotte Brook

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    This linear park follows the course of Caldecotte Brook from the city boundary at Wavendon Gate through Old Farm Park, Browns Wood to the Walnut Tree meeting place at Wadesmill Lane. At this point the brook flows into underground pipes on its way to be deposited into Caldecotte Lake.

    Refreshments
    There are no specific refreshment facilities at this park, but a small Tesco store is located near to the brook in Old Farm Park.