GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Emberton Country Park

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy 200 acres of parkland and lakes in Milton Keynes on this short circular walk. Emberton contains over 5km of paths and trails winding their way around 5 lakes, through wooded glades and meadows. The route below begins at the village of Emberton and takes you around Grebe Lake and Heron Water in the park.
The park contains a visitor information centre, picnic areas and a number of bird hides where you can spot the wide variety of water loving birdlife that vists the park.


MK46 5FJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Emberton Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Head to the Grounds Cafe for some refreshments after your walk. They do good freshly made sandwiches and nice range of drinks. Head north into nearby Olney and there's a good range of pubs and cafes to. The Cherry Tree on the High Street does very good food and also has a nice outdoor seating area. You can find the pub at postcode MK46 4EB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park is a lovely place for a dog walk but you are advised to please keep them on leads. The Grounds Cafe is dog friendly and even does a special ice cream for dogs!

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Our Olney Circular Walk visits the park from the town. It also includes a nice riverside stretch along the River Great Ouse.
A few miles to the north of the park there's the historic Castle Ashby to visit. Here you'll find a fine manor house surrounded by 35 acres of parkland including Italian Gardens, an Orangery, an Arboretum and a series of pretty ponds.
On the eastern side of Milton Keynes there's Newport Pagnell to explore. There's some lovely riverside trails, a fine local park and several historic buildings to see in this nearby town. The town is well known for being the original home of the exclusive sports car manufacturerAston Martin. There's also a Grade I listed iron bridge dating from the early 19th century to see here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby



Dinghy sailing at Emberton Park

Emberton - - 195487

Emberton village view. Located just off the A509, near Olney, Emberton has a mixture of old limestone and red brick houses and cobble. In the centre of the photograph is the 19th-century stone clock tower which stands on the corner of the High Street and Olney Road.

Entrance to Emberton Country Park - - 3219879

Autumn view of the entrance to Emberton Country Park

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Corner of the Snipe Pool. Located on the eastern side of the site. The pond is another good place to spot some wildlife in the park.


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