Stonepit Field

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History
Stonepit Field gets its name from the nearby small limestone quarry, long disused, from which some of the oldest buildings in Great Linford were sourced.
In 2008 The Parks Trust undertook an extensive drainage and landscape remodelling project in partnership with Persimmon Homes. Two ponds were created to help control flood water and create new wetland habitat for birds, frogs, newts and dragonflies by storing rain water from the new development at Stantonbury Park Farm. The ponds have improved and increased the wildlife diversity of the area and provide valuable, new wetland areas for aquatic and semi-aquatic species. The new planting has also provided food and shelter for an increased number of bird species.

Stonepit Field's wildflower meadow is home to a colony of small blue butterflies and is the only park in Milton Keynes where you will be able to see them.

Car parking
There is a public car park on the northern side of Stonepit Field, off Wolverton Road.

Toilets
There are no public toilets at Stonepit Field.

Disabled access
There are no hard footpaths, just grass paths which may be difficult in bad weather.

Make a day of it
You can easily continue your journey into Linford Manor Park which is just a few minutes’ walk away.

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Opening Times
Stonepit Field is open at all times.

Address
Stonepit Field is located between Wolverton Road and the V8 Marlborough Street.

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  • Shenley Wood

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    Shenley Wood is one of three ancient woodlands in Milton Keynes, a wonderful spot for a quiet walk and to enjoy the abundant wildlife.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities on site but there is a range of pubs and shops in Shenley Church End about 10 minutes’ walk away to the east.

  • Stanton Low Park

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    Stanton Low Park - St Peter's Church

    Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub next to the Grand Union Canal. There are shops selling food at the Oakridge Park Local Centre.

  • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

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    In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities at the reserve, but Stony Stratford high street is just a few minutes away.

  • Tattenhoe Valley

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    Tattenhoe Valley park

    Tattenhoe Valley Park runs like a thread from Furzton Lake through Emerson Valley, Tattenhoe and Tattenhoe Park, following the meanderings of the Loughton Brook until it leaves Milton Keynes at Bottledump Roundabout.

    Refreshments
    Shops can be found at local centres on each of the estates the brook passes through.

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