Hazeley Wood

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Don’t miss
Some of the loveliest features of Hazeley Wood are the enormous grass rides which cut through the woodland, opening up views. Some of these may one day become corridors for grid roads, cycleways, and a proposed oil pipeline as the city expands. But at present they offer a quiet location for walking and picnicking, as well as for wildlife.

The wood links with the North Bucks Way, which is a long-distance footpath and green corridor that runs all along the western edge of Milton Keynes.  The Parks Trust owns land along sections of this old routeway and our long term aim is to join up our ownership to create a new linear park all the way from the Tattenhoe Valley in the south west to the Ouse Valley Park in the north.

As a developing woodland Hazeley Wood needs a lot of care and attention and it is not unusual to see the Trust's volunteer work parties amongst the trees, pruning side branches of the oaks to improve their form. This is just one of many jobs that our practical volunteers carry out to help keep the parks in great shape.

Events
For details of events in this area see the What’s On pages.

Wildlife
Hazeley Wood is abundant in wildlife because its location on the edge of the city means it is largely undisturbed. In summer the grass rides are filled with wildflowers which attract masses of butterflies and other insects; these in turn attract a huge variety of birds and bats to feed on them. Later in the year jays can be seen gathering acorns for winter food and the wood becomes a fantastic place to see autumn and winter fungi.

Car parking
There is a small car park off Dansteed Way, about 100 metres after the Grange Farm roundabout.

Toilets
There are no public toilets in the wood.

Disabled access
The site is flat with grass paths and rides, although these may become soft in wet weather.

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Opening Times
The wood is open at all times with no charge for entry or parking.

Address
Hazeley Wood is located next to the new Grange Farm estate at the western end of H4 Dansteed Way and the northern end of V3 Fulmer Street.

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  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

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    Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at this location.

  • 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.

  • 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 serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

  • 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.