Poplar Plantation

  • Gallery View
  • Interactive Map
  • Walking Routes
Poplar Plantation Media.jpg

About Poplar Plantation

This scenic area of parkland is great for a short stroll amongst the trees, or you can incorporate it into a longer walking, running or cycling route through Willen Lake or Ouzel Valley Park. The area is well signposted so you can continue to explore Milton Keynes' vast green spaces easily. It is also a great location for dog walking.

We recommend visiting in autumn to enjoy the carpet of leaves that cover the ground towards the end of the year. Please take care and avoid this area in high winds as branches can fall off onto the ground below.


There is a dedicated car park off Woodall Close in Middleton. Nearest postcode: MK10 9JZ. You can walk from here into the Plantation.

The closest public toilets and refreshments are at Willen Lake South.


Good if accessed from the car park; the leisure routes are hard surfaces.

Explore parks nearby

  • Ouzel Valley Park

    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

  • Willen Lake North

    Willen Lake North is home to one of Milton Keynes’ best-known landmarks, the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western world - and to a rich and varied bird population.

  • Willen Lake South

    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

Facilities at Poplar Plantation
  • Parking

How to get here

/// staining.rejoiced.eating