Cambridge Road Industrial Estate | Milton, Cambridge CB24 6AZ, England
Milton Country Park is an important leisure resource for Cambridgeshire, with a broad set of possibilities for the whole family. Set on the South Eastern edge of the village of Milton, just a few miles north of the city of Cambridge, it is located the site of former gravel pits. Over the years, it has been developed to facilitate a surprisingly varied set of leisure activities, including canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, open water swimming, parkrun, fishing, and various wildlife related events including pond dipping, and cycling groups.
The park has a combination of woodland, water and grassy meadow habitats which are carefully managed to support and enhance diversity and the natural environment. Throughout the year there is an abundance of wildlife to see and enjoy. Dragonflies and kingfishers, grass snakes and great crested grebes are just some of the species keen-eyed visitors might see!
Family days out can include a trip to the adventure play park, wildlife spotting and pond dipping in Hall’s pool. There’s a network of over two miles of paths, most of which are suitable for wheelchairs, push chairs and bikes.
For angling, there’s a variety of species, with different challenges in the two larger lakes – Todd’s Pit being largely a carp fishery, and Dickerson’s Pit having a wide variety of coarse species.
Cambridge Parkrun takes place in Milton Country Park every Saturday morning at 9am. The flat, fast course (record time 14:48) is entirely on gravel, and the run regularly attracts over 500 runners of all levels. If you wish to take part and have you time recorded, ensure you visit parkrun.org to download your barcode first
The country park is managed by Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, a registered charity established for the creation and operation of a multi-sports lake & park in Cambridgeshire. At the park the trust works closely with community, business, schools and charity groups to create better access to outdoor sport, leisure and education.