Kingsmead

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Don’t miss
There is a good play area in the southwestern section of Kingsmead park which is maintained by The Parks Trust. Suitable for children of all ages, the pieces of equipment travel down the length of the park.

Kingsmead Spinney is a great place for amphibians and reptiles, with grass snakes often spotted there. Noctule bats are also known to roost in the wood.

Although a small section of woodland, it is really valuable from a conservation point of view Kingsmead Wood is probably remnant piece of ancient woodland and has been in existence for many centuries, that has some fantastic veteran Oak and Ash trees within it. During survey work undertaken in 2017 species of very rare beetle were also discovered in the wood

Car parking
There is no dedicated car park available at the wood, although parking is available on nearby residential streets.

Toilets
There are no public toilets in the park.

Disabled access
The paths in the spinney itself are fairly flat and easy to traverse, however many of the kerbs into the parkland are not dropped, which could make disabled access difficult.

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Opening Times
The park is open at all times.

Address
The Kingsmead parkland is located in the circle created by Guildford Avenue as it connects with Calshot Drive, in Kingsmead. Nearest postcode: MK4 4JZ

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Great Linford Manor Park

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.

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