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. Find out more about the project here. Whilst the project is happening, the park will remain open and events will be happening throughout the year. 

Find out more about Heritage Fund Project at Great Linford Manor Park here.

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.

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Choose a park

  • Furzton Lake

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    Furzton Lake’s open views make it a popular choice for joggers, cyclists and walkers. Created to act as a basin for floodwaters during rainy spells, the lake has matured into an easily accessible and peaceful oasis for local residents, office workers and wildlife.

    Refreshments
    The Furzton Lake Hotel is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Hazeley Wood

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    Hazeley Wood was planted by Milton Keynes Development Corporation in 1991. The long-term aim was to create a mature oak woodland for the new city. After many years of being a field of trees Hazeley is finally beginning to look and feel like a woodland. But there is still a long way to go: the wood will not finally reach maturity until 2141.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities in the wood. The nearest shops are at Grange Farm, about ten minutes’ walk away, or Shenley Church End local centre or the Westcroft Centre, both of which are a few minutes' drive away.

  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a Café at Howe Park Wood ran by Grounds. The café is operating a takeaway only service until further notice.

  • Kents Hill Park

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    Kents Hill Park contains a small woodland which pre-dates Milton Keynes and is located on a hill in the area between Walton Hall and Crowborough Lane.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities available on site. The nearest local centre can be found in Kents Hill at Frithwood Crescent, which is a short drive away.

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