GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Furzton Lake

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a short cycle or walk around this pretty lake in Milton Keynes.
The lake has a well surfaced path around it's perimeter making it ideal for families looking for a safe cycle path or walkers looking for an easy waterside stroll.
You can start the walk from the car park on Watling Street on the eastern side of the lake.
About a mile south west of the lake you will find Howe Park Wood where there's some nice shady woodland trails and the 16th century St Giles Church in Tattenhoe.


MK5 8AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Furzton Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Furzton Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The lakeside path is a popular one with dog owners so you'll probably pass a few on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A couple of miles to the east you can enjoy more waterside walking along the Grand Union Canal and around Caldecotte Lake. There's a free trim trail with outdoor gym equipment and a table tennis table here too.
Just to the north west there's the canalside village of Cosgrove. There's a fine 17th century pub and the notweworthy Cosgrove aqueduct here. Thecast irontroughstructure carries theGrand Union Canalover theRiver Great Ouse, just to the south east of the village.
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.
Just a couple of miles to the south east you'll find BletchleyPark and its fascinating museum. This historic site is world famous as the location of the crucial Allied code-breaking during World War II. The park is also a nice place for a stroll with some pleasant gardens and an ornamental lake.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.


Furzton Lake, Milton Keynes. - - 1475194

Constructed in the mid eighties as one of a series of "balancing lakes" - designed to hold floodwater during heavy rain, Furzton lake is now a valuable environment for wildlife, home to a large population of geese and waterfowl.

Furzton Lake, the Furzton Lake Hotel - - 1542201

The Furzton Lake Hotel

Autumn Sunshine, Furzton Lake - - 1542480

Autumn Sunshine

Triple Star Head at Furzton Lake, Milton Keynes. - - 1453694

Triple Star Head. Providing a striking landmark at Furzton is the Triple Star Head sculpture by Romanian artist Paul Neagu which was installed in early 2003. Shaped like a comet with its tail erupting from the earth the sculpture is on long-term loan from the Creative Arts Trust.

Pair of Great Crested Grebes feeding their youngster - - 1606881

Pair of Great Crested Grebes feeding their youngster

Heron just about to land on a Mallard - - 1606829

Heron just about to land on a Mallard. The mallard is standing on the top of a sculpture, an artistic feature on a small island in the lake. It is also a favourite resting place for herons.


GPS Files

GPX File

Furzton Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Furzton Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)