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.
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.
Useful information about getting to our parks
The park is open at all times.
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.