Kingsmead

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Facilities at Kingsmead
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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

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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Choose a park

  • 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.

  • 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.

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