Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

One of the more important features of the area is a large lake on the River Ouzel, Willen Lake. This lake was designed to capture flash floods in case they cause problems downstream. The north basin is a wildlife sanctuary and a favorite of migrating aquatic birds, so during your exploration you can watch for interesting animals. The south basin is for leisure use and a hotspot for activity, favored by wind surfers and dinghy sailors. The circuit of the lakes is a favored running spot as well. Willen Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Milton Keynes Edition.
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  • Beautiful location and great staff but the rooms were small and very tatty. From greasy stains on headboard to peeling wallpaper and dated decor. Drinks were expensive but most hotels are that way , f...  more »
  • Have done a few runs around Willen and there are always beautiful views, especially when the sun is out!  more »
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  • Lovely scenic place with loads to do for the whole family. Watersports play park great restaurant.
  • Beware the parking operator. The machine applies an incorrect charge to your credit card which results in a £100 fine for an underpayment of 50p. 2 appeals refused. If you pay cash no change is given.
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