Wildlife Sites

Milton Keynes and its surrounding countryside are rich in open spaces, woodlands, lakes, orchards and nature reserves where you can get close to nature.

This page provides links to the most interesting and important sites in the area.

Each site description covers the habitat and the wildlife you are likely to see, and also includes some background history and details of how to get there. Ordnance Survey map grid references in the text link you to a Google Map of the precise location.

Please be aware that MKNHS does not manage any of these Wildlife Sites, and that you should double-check information about access and facilities with the relevant organisation. This is particularly important at the moment during the Covid-19 era, as information may change with little notice.

Most of the sites listed here are managed by The Parks Trust, but some by other organisations. For example, Little Linford Wood is managed by BBOWT, Edgewick Farm and Sandhouse Lane by the Greensand Trust, while others still have their own management – for example Emberton Country Park.

Blue Lagoon................................. 1
Edgewick Farm........... ................. 2
Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve 3
Furzton Lake................................. 4
Hazeley Wood............................... 5
Howe Park Wood ......................... 6
Kingsmead Wood.......................... 7
Linford Lakes Nature Reserve...... 8
Linford Wood ............................... 9
Little Linford Wood ..................... 10
Mount Farm Lake........................ 11
Old Limestone Quarry..................12

Pilch Fields ................................. 14
Rushmere Country Park............. 15
Sandhouse Lane NR.................. 16
Stonepit Field.............................. 17
Stony Stratford Nature Reserve..18
Tattenhoe.................................... 19
Walton Lake.................................20
Willen Lake................................. 21

For additional places to visit, go to the Natural History Websites page. For general information and tips about enjoying wildlfe, see the Wildlife Watching page.

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