Lodge Lake

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About Lodge Lake

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. It's a great spot to enjoy rich and varied birdlife such as herons, swans, little grebes and even the occasional kingfisher.


There is a free car park for the site. This is located on Bradwell Road, just off H4 Dansteed Way.

There are no public toilets at this site.

There is a trim trail along the edge of the lake with a series of exercise stations with instructions on how to use them to increase fitness


Lodge Lake is very popular for its fishing. It is Milton Keynes Angling Association's longest-established carp fishery, and there are some huge fish to be caught here. One recent catch was a mirror carp weighing in at a whopping 22lb 8oz! MKAA members can fish for free during the open season while non-members need to purchase a day ticket from the roving bailiff. For more information please visit the MKAA website.


Access is generally good as the site is flat and there are numerous benches and picnic tables for those wishing to take a break.

Explore parks nearby

  • North Loughton Valley Park

    This area of linear parkland runs from Blue Bridge at the Grand Union Canal down as far as Lodge Lake at Loughton Lodge. Its features include historical items and some world famous Milton Keynes icons!

  • Teardrop Lakes

    Part of the Loughton Valley Park, the four Teardrop Lakes are also a destination in their own right, providing fishing waters and a peaceful escape for those working in nearby offices.

  • Furzton Lake

    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 a peaceful oasis for local residents and wildlife to enjoy.

Facilities at Lodge Lake
  • Parking

  • Picnic Tables

  • Fitness Trail

  • Seating

  • Fishing Pegs

How to get here

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