With more than 1 million visitors to the shores of Willen Lake each year, there is a huge variety of activities and leisure facilities with something for everyone. With one hundred acres of water alongside 80 acres of landscaped grounds, plus miles of cycle ways Willen Lake is the ideal place to unwind with family and friends. You can enjoy a range of activities on and around the lake, from Sailing to Cable Skiing and High Ropes to Adventure Golf. You can also take part in one of the certified courses or activity packages available on the site. With the vast number of activities available, it’s totally up to you how hard you play! Why not just jump on the Dash Direct service or the number 36 to Leighton Buzzard Railway Station. From here you can jump on a train
The Grand Union Canal The canal runs from London to Birmingham through the middle of the town and is easily accessible from many locations. For an unusual day out you could hire a canal boat in the town from www.canalholidays.co.uk. The easiest way to reach it is to take a walk (20 minutes) or cycle ride (10 minutes) across Billington Road into Chartmoor Road, through the Grovebury industrial park to the roundabout, and follow the old railway track to the bridge across the canal. From here you can walk southwards to the Grove Lock pub or north to the town centre. Alternatively you can catch the number 36 or Dash Direct bus to the canal bridge in the centre of the town (approximately 10 minutes). The Grand Union Canal is a great place for walking, cycling, angling and boating and
Tiddenfoot Water Park Designated as a County Wildlife Site, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park is a disused sandpit containing a lake, grassland, woodland and a popular plantation with an amazing 33 acres of walks and cycle paths. It is also the location of the annual Leighton Linslade Canal Festival, which attracts 4,000 visitors interested in rural crafts, folk music and wildlife. It really is so easy to get to. Simply follow the same directions as for the Grand Union Canal, then turn left down the towpath after crossing the canal on the bridge on the old railway track (25 minutes walk, 10 minutes cycle). Tiddenfoot Waterside Park is a wonderful place to walk, cycle, and fish (under lease with the Leighton Buzzard Angling Club) or just pack a picnic in your cycle bag and bike over there with the whole family!
Situated at one of the highest points in Bedfordshire, the Sundon Hills offer fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The site is important for many species of plants and animals including foxes, badgers and the Great Spotted Woodpecker. There is a lovely country park and picnic area adjoining the Icknield Way footpath and is a lovely place to relax and watch the world go by. www.chilternsaonb.org