Wolverton Mill Balancing Lake

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    About Wolverton Mill Balancing Lake

    Wolverton Mill is a pair of small balancing lakes which connects to the wider Ouse Valley Park. This area was previously agricultural land and the balancing lakes were created to help prevent flooding in nearby areas. As you wander through the area see if you can spot any of the veteran trees situated in the park.

    Fishing is permitted at Wolverton Mill Balancing Lake. Find out more on the Milton Keynes Angling Association website.


    Car parking is available at the Watermill Lane car park which is situated on the opposite side of Stratford Road.

    There are no public toilets or cafés in the parkland, however, there is a café nearby in Warren Park which is part of The Parks Trust's property portfolio. Stony Stratford High Street is also around a 15-minute walk away and boasts a range of restaurants and cafés.


    There is one main hard surfaced path through the Wolverton Mill parkland which is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

    Explore parks nearby

    • Ouse Valley Park

      The Ouse Valley Park lies in the floodplain of the Great Ouse which flows from Oxfordshire to the Wash. The park is the most rural of any found in Milton Keynes and is a great place to go to experience the feeling of the countryside without leaving the city. Old trees, hedgerows, meadows, and new plantations combine to provide excellent habitats for wildlife.

    • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

      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.

    • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

      Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

    Facilities at Wolverton Mill Balancing Lake
    • Parking

    • Livestock Grazing

    • Fishing Pegs

    How to get here

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