Tickets will go on sale Thursday 8th August at 9am

Heritage Open Days: Wonderful Willen through a sociological lens

Tree Cathedral

Friday 06 September
Suitable for all ages

This guided walk will start from The Tree Cathedral and along the way visit the Peace Pagoda and inside St Mary Magdelene Church at the north end of Willen Lake.  There will be a discussion about what these landmarks might tell us about the community of Milton Keynes from a Sociological perspective, for example, has their role and function changed over time and how might they change in the future?

There will also be an opportunity to find out about the work of The Parks Trust in ensuring that these areas are available to be enjoyed by the people of Milton Keynes.

We will mostly be following the main paths although we may venture into grassland to get up close to some features.

Please wear suitable footwear. This is a mainly flat route but there are some steps within the Tree Cathedral and up to the Peace Pagoda. The walk will be at a brisk pace to enable us to see a range of features in the given time. You may wish to allow extra time to explore the area around Willen Lake at the end of the walk. 

Please meet the Tree Cathedral Car Park, Newlands. What3Words location: ///defend.blueberry.palaces.

There are nearby toilets and refreshments available at Willen Lake South. This event is suitable for adults and accompanied children over 12.

The event is free, but booking is required.

  • Tree Cathedral
    Tree Cathedral - Park Image.jpg

    Contrary to what many believe, Milton Keynes does have its own cathedral. But like the city itself, this cathedral is unique - made from bark and leaves rather than bricks and mortar.