Lodge Lake

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Before the advent of the new city of Milton Keynes, Loughton village was a thriving rural community. A short detour at the lake’s south end, under the H5 Portway, brings you into Loughton. Some of the buildings you can see from the village green date back to the 16th century, but there was probably a settlement here in Saxon times, or even earlier. Originally there were two villages: Little and Great Loughton, separated by the brook. Each had its own church, manor house and farms. They were joined together to form Loughton village in 1408.

Sport
Along the lakeside there is a Trim Trail - a series of exercise stations with instructions on how to use them to increase all-round 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 call MKAA on either 01908 270000 or 660579 or visit their website.

Events
For events in this area see our events pages.

Wildlife
Lodge Lake is a good spot to enjoy rich and varied birdlife such as herons, swans, little grebes and even the occasional kingfisher.

Car parking
There is one car park for the site. This is located on Bradwell Road, just off H4 Dansteed Way.

Toilets
There are no public toilets at this site.

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

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Opening Times
The park and car park are open at all times throughout the year. There is no admission fee.

Address
Lodge Lake is located within a rectangle made by the A5, H4 Dansteed Way, V4 Watling Street, and H5 Portway. Loughton is immediately south on the other side of the H5.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Middleton

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    The Parks Trust looks after an area of informal meadows, long grass and ponds which is managed for wildlife. The land is located around the allotments which are owned by Broughton & Milton Keynes Parish Council. There is also a small community orchard next to the allotments.

    Refreshments
    No refreshments facilities are available.

  • Millfield

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    Encircled by water, with the River Great Ouse on one side and the Millrace on the other, Millfield is a relatively small area of floodplain that connects to the Ouse Valley Park.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities available on site but the main high street of Stony Stratford is a few minutes’ walk away.

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