Great Linford Manor Park

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Facilities at Great Linford Manor Park
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Opening Times
The park and car parks are open at all times and free of charge.
Address
Great Linford Manor Park can be found in the village of Great Linford, with access from Marsh Drive, the High Street, or Parklands via St Leger Drive.

Great Linford Manor Park is a unique site in Milton Keynes with a history stretching back to at least the Saxon times. Many features of the park, for example the Water Gardens and nearby Wilderness Garden date from the 17th and 18th centuries when the park was laid out to provide the setting to the impressive Manor House, which is now privately owned (please respect the resident's privacy).

However, many of the park's special historic features are now showing signs of age and awareness of the historic design is much decreased. We want to conserve and restore Great Linford Manor Park to make it an even more attractive and interesting place to visit. Thanks to National Lottery Players, we have been awarded £3.1m in funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to 'Reveal, Revive & Restore' the important heritage at the park.

Whilst the project is happening, the park will remain open and events will be happening throughout the year.

Visitor information

Events
For details of events in the park see What’s On

Parking
Free car parking available at the following location:
Marsh Drive: Marsh Dr, Great Linford, Milton Keynes MK14 5AX

Travelling by bus
For those wishing to travel to the park by bus, the No. 21 and 25 buses stop at Memorial Hall bus stop on Marsh drive, and the No. 23 stops at Butlers Grove bus stop on St Ledger Drive – a short walk from the park.

Toilets
There are toilets available to the public at Milton Keynes Arts Centre during opening times, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Disabled access
A network of surfaced paths give access to most of the park's main features and up to the canal, though some paths are quite steep.

Related items
Great Linford Manor Park Conservation Plan 2018

Great Linford Project Master Plan 2020

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  • Kingsmead

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    This is a small area of parkland and woodland, which connects the North Bucks Way into the parks system via Tattenhoe and Westcroft. It is an ideal place to visit if you live in one of the nearby residential areas. The surrounding land is currently being developed into housing, so is likely to change considerably over the coming years.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities on site but Westcroft and Howe Park Wood are less than a mile away.

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

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    The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.

  • Linford Wood

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    Enclosed in the year 1264 by Baron Von Pippard, the original owner of the Linford Manor estate, Linford Wood is the largest and oldest of the Trust's three ancient woodlands. Despite its location close to the city centre, Linford Wood provides a tranquil haven for wildlife and people. Find out more about how we manage Linford Wood by clicking here.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities within the wood but hot and cold drinks and other refreshments are available from the BP garage on the west side of the wood.

  • 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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