Tattenhoe Valley

Tattenhoe Valley park

Don’t miss
Tattenhoe Valley Park is a delightful place for a walk, cycle or horseride, with plenty of wildlife to enjoy in the necklace of ponds splashing over rocks and providing a fantastic habitat for insect, bird and waterlife.

At the western edge of Tattenhoe the brook runs through a small woodland, Water Spinney, which is also home to a large population of birds.

There are picnic tables along the route.

Sport
Tattenhoe Valley has a trim trail, with exercise stations that can be used by themselves or incorporated into a jogging session for all-round fitness.

Events
See the events pages of this website for details of any upcoming events in the Tattenhoe Valley Park

Wildlife
Early morning and dusk are excellent times to enjoy the insect, bird and water life that is resident in the park.

Car parking
The nearest car park is on Rosemullion Avenue next to the allotments and just off the V2, Otherwise, you can use the car park at Furzton Lake where the park begins. Alternatively roadside parking can be found at many points along the brook's meandering route.

Charging points for electric cars can be found in the car park off Rosemullion Avenue.

Toilets
There are no public toilets in the park.

Disabled access
Access is generally good on designated leisure routes although there are some gradients.

Make a day of it
From the north end of this park, at Furzton Lake, it is possible to continue on to link up with the Loughton Valley Park, which extends up the west side of Milton Keynes to New Bradwell and Wolverton, where you can continue your journey by heading into the Ouzel Valley Park

Events taking place at Tattenhoe Valley

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Opening Times
The park and car parks open at all times.

Address
There are numerous access points into this park as it follows the Loughton Book from Furzton through Emerson Valley Tattenhoe and Tattenhoe Park.

Click for directions

  • Stonepit Field

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    Stonepit Field is the location for many events including wildflower walks and fossil hunts. It is also a great place for dog walking.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub.

  • 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.

  • Teardrop Lakes

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    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.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at the Teardrop Lakes. The nearest shops are at Shenley Lodge and Shenley Church End local centres.

  • The Toot

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    This small pasture area at Shenley Church End is a scheduled ancient monument because in 1239 AD it was a moated motte and bailey castle, home to the family of Hugh, Earl of Chester. The motte and bailey castle consisted of an earth-built mound (the motte) normally topped with a timber tower, standing in a flat fortified enclosure (the bailey).

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