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Willen Lake is a popular recreational area located in Milton Keynes, a town in Buckinghamshire, England.
The lake is surrounded by scenic parkland and offers visitors a range of activities, including hiking, cycling, water sports, and fishing. The hike around Willen Lake is approximately 3 miles/5km long and follows a well-marked path around the perimeter of the lake.
The trail is mostly flat and suitable for all fitness levels, with plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the scenery along the way. The walk offers stunning views of the lake and its surrounding landscape, including mature trees, wildflower meadows, and a variety of bird species.
Visitors may also catch a glimpse of the resident waterfowl, including swans, ducks, and geese, as well as occasional sightings of herons and kingfishers. As well as the natural beauty, there are also several points of interest along the hike, such as the Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist monument with stunning views of the lake, and the MK Rose, a unique art installation marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Milton Keynes. Overall, the hike around Willen Lake is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, get some exercise, and take in the scenic beauty of this popular recreational area in Milton Keynes.