After an overnight stay on the town moorings at Leighton Buzzard we planned to move north to Campbell Park in Milton Keynes for the B/H weekend. A plans of mice and men moment however changed all that. The moorings were reserved for B/H festival so no room at the inn for us boaters. We ended up mooring between bri 81 and 80a in an area called Willen Park. A walk back along the canal to Campbell Park, up the hill through a well laid out, well maintained municipal park and we were in the City centre. At no time did we, as walkers, encounter a road. This town, or city, is an inspiration. I have never come across another 'new town' that has impressed me so much. So much, that when it comes time to revert back to bricks and mortar accommodation we would seriously consider MK as a base.
Above , a view of one of the Willen lakes which were a five minute walk from our mooring.
Willen school (1847) now a private residence.
Willen church 1680 designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
The Peace Pagoda in Willen park.