Millfield

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    About Millfield

    Encircled by water, with the River Great Ouse on one side and the Millrace on the other, Millfield is a relatively small area of floodplain that connects to the Ouse Valley Park. The parkland can be accessed by the leisure routes coming off Ousebank Way and Willow Lane, or from Tombs Meadow. Nearest postcode: MK11 1FH.

    Millfield is well worth a visit if you are interested in wildflowers; there is a meadow section which features many wildflowers throughout the year. See if you can spot species including yarrow, knapweed, bedstraw, oxeye daisy, birdsfoot trefoil, ragged robin, plantains, cowslip, selfheal, buttercup, yellow rattle, sorrel, betony and clover. There is also an attractive avenue of Black Poplars along the path by the river.

    Millfield is a good place for dog walking and there is also an area for recreational play, with rugby posts. There is a fenced off play area at the bottom of the park; this is not managed or maintained by The Parks Trust.

    Please remember that this area is a floodplain and is prone to flooding.

    Facilities

    There is no designated car park for Millfield, however parking is available at the council maintained car parks in Stony Stratford.

    The closest public toilets are on Silver Street in Stony Stratford.

    There are a range of cafés and restaurants a short walk away from the park on Stony Stratford High Street.

    Accessibility

    There is good access at Millfield, with hard surfaced pathways around the park. Please note, there is a hump bridge that needs to be crossed if approaching the park from Stony Stratford’s housing estate.

    Explore other parks nearby

    • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

      In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.

    • Ouse Valley Park

      The Ouse Valley Park lies in the floodplain of the Great Ouse which flows from Oxfordshire to the Wash. The park is the most rural of any found in Milton Keynes and is a great place to go to experience the feeling of the countryside without leaving the city. Old trees, hedgerows, meadows, and new plantations combine to provide excellent habitats for wildlife.

    • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

      Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

    Facilities at Millfield
    • Parking

    • Play Area

    • Seating

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