About Ashland Lakes
Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir, Ashland Lakes were formed in 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development.
The site is made up from a chain of connected lakes and features an ornamental pond with a fountain. Ashland Lakes is still a balancing reservoir and is designed to accommodate excessive rainfall so please be mindful that the lakes can overflow from time to time. If you were to stroll towards the western end of the park adjacent to Ashland Wood, you’ll find the sculpture Log Wave, or more commonly known as the Ashland snake! This 120-metre-long timber sculpture was created in 2014 by the artist Chris Drury and is currently the longest piece of public art in Milton Keynes.
There is a small car park at Penshurst Crescent, off the V8 Marlborough Street, within this car park you’ll also find charging points for electric cars.
There are no public toilets in the park. The closest toilets are customer toilets at either Asda, Bletchley or Caldecotte Arms.
There are hard gravel paths around the entire lake and no gates. The maximum gradient: 6.7%