GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Caldecotte Lake

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy and easy cycle or walk around this pretty lake in Milton Keynes. A lovely waterside path runs around the perimeter of the lake so it's perfect for families. There's a free trim trail with outdoor gym equipment and a table tennis table. There is also an excellent pub called the Caldecotte Arms where you can pick up a bite to eat. Walton Park and lake are right next to Caldecotte Lake so you can easily extend your outing there.
The site includes two bird hides where you can look out for a variety of birds on the water. Waterfowl, dragonflies and damselflies are regular visitors to the lake.
Caldecotte is located on the Grand Union Canal - you could pick this up and head a couple of miles north to the super Willen Lake where you will find more waterside walking and cycling.


MK7 8AD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


The Caldecotte Arms is located in a great spot right next to the lake. The distinctive pub includes a fake windmill and a large garden area with views of the lake. You can find them on Bletcham Way with a postcode of MK7 8HP for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The lake is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. The lakeside Caldecotte Arms pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles east of the lake you'll find the expansive Aspley Woods and the adjacent Bow Brickhill Woods. There's 800 acres to explore with mountain bike trails and miles of footpaths. You can also pick up the Milton Keynes Boundary Walk in the woods. This long distance circular route explores the countryside, woods and villages surrounding the town. You could follow the waymarked trail north to Woburn Sands or head south to Rushmere Country Park.
The Greensand Ridge Walk also passes through the woods. If you follow it east you will soon come to the splendid Woburn Park where there's a historic abbey and a deer park.
To the west there's another nice circular lakeside trail around Furzton Lake.
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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.


MK CaldecotteLake01

View across the lake on a lovely summer day.

Caldecotte Arms Pub - - 208532

Caldecotte Arms Pub. A false Windmill forms part of the Caldecotte Arms which over looks the purpose built lake.

Walton Park, Milton Keynes - - 750

Walton Park looking towards Caldecotte.

Milton Keynes Rowing Club, Caldecotte - - 731164

The premises for the Milton Keynes Rowing Club at the lakeside.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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