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Beware the Wetlands…

August 3, 2017 – 9:12 am |

As you may be aware, next week (9th – 13th August) the dinosaurs are returning to the Park for the Dino Trail, but this time they are taking over the Wetlands Trail! As a result, …

Path now open!

December 30, 2016 – 10:23 am | One Comment

The newly laid section of path north of Millbrook Station is open! The completion provided a LOT of Christmas cheer to the Ranger team who, along with our regular visitors, have had to contend with …

Pathway works in the Millennium Country Park

November 17, 2016 – 10:21 am |

If you are a regular visitor to the Park, you will be fully aware of the significant flooding near to Millbrook Station which has occurred during the majority of our recent winters. It causes lots …

Local fundraising drive

October 3, 2016 – 2:11 pm |

If you shop at the Co-op in Marston, you’ve probably been asked for your membership card when you pay at the till. The Co-op have recently launched their Local Community Fund, which gives money to …

An Uplifting Donation

September 27, 2016 – 12:36 pm | One Comment

Donations can be big or small, but whatever the size we always appreciate them! Last week we received a donation that was big in every way – a forklift truck worth over £11,000 from Jungheinrich, …

Love your Forest!

May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | 2 Comments

I just had to share with you these lovely words written about the Forest by one of our young visitors, Amber age 11. I hope it inspires you to get outdoors and enjoy the Forest of Marston …

Upcoming Path Closure

March 9, 2016 – 1:35 pm |

For the week commencing Monday 21st March, a 350m stretch of the public footpath around Stewartby Lake will be closed. It is anticipated that the work will take approximately 1 week. The work is a …

Dog Control Orders- are you aware?

September 15, 2015 – 11:00 am |

The Millennium Country Park is a great spot to exercise your dog with lots of safe paths, dog bins located around the Park, drinking water available and even free dog bags at reception if you …

Wild weekend

September 14, 2015 – 11:48 am |

On Saturday we were blessed with some uncharacteristically hot weather, as nearly 1000 people came throughout the afternoon to try out some exciting outdoor activities at Going Wild. In collaboration with Canoe Trail and Woodland …

Sea swallows in the Country Park

August 4, 2015 – 7:11 am |

The common tern is a bird that seems to hang from the sky on invisible threads, such are its powers of flight. Of any bird I’ve ever watched this is the one that appears to …

Snakes in the Park

July 23, 2015 – 9:04 am |

Country Park Rangers have reported an increase in the number of sightings of grass snakes this summer. This may be because the dry weather has forced them to move more to find the wet conditions …

Wetland Trail Closure Update

April 23, 2015 – 10:13 am |

The new section of path which links the existing Wetland Trail to the new Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway has been completed. Work is now continuing on the repairs and tidying up of around 800m …

Wetland Trail closure – approximately 2 weeks from Monday 13th April

April 12, 2015 – 6:24 am | 2 Comments

To complete the last stage of the Tower Hide in the Millennium Country Park, contractors will begin work, on Monday 13 April, to build a surfaced path to link to the hide’s ramp from the …

Tower Hide reaches final stage

April 8, 2015 – 10:18 am |

You may have noticed the tower hide appearing over the course of the last couple of months. It’s certainly visible now from the Park’s entry drive. The great news we can report now is that …

Tower Hide Progress

February 5, 2015 – 2:44 pm |

So, the time has come to commence the build of our new Tower Hide and ramp. Exciting times!! We are just waiting for our contractors to confirm an actual start date but it will be …

World Wetlands Day

February 1, 2015 – 11:30 am |

On 2nd Feb 1971, the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran – “an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands,recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.” In other words, …

Going up in the world

December 10, 2014 – 9:47 am | One Comment

Things are afoot in the Wetlands Nature Reserve…
For many many years, there has been a desire to install an elevated, ‘tower hide’ in the Wetlands Nature Reserve, at the heart of the Millennium Country Park. …

Wind turbine – want to know more?

October 11, 2014 – 6:42 am |

 
Some facts and figures about the turbine in the Country Park

At the hub height of 85m the annual average wind speed has been estimated to be 7 m/s (meters per second) almost 16mph!
You won’t feel …

White cormorant in the Park

September 9, 2014 – 10:23 am | One Comment

A rather unusual sighting last Saturday 6 September, next to the Pillinge Lake, was this white cormorant, photographed by regular visitor, Mark King. We think it’s a form called leucistic rather than an albino as …

Path repairs update

September 8, 2014 – 11:27 am |

Path repairs around Stewartby lake will now be commencing from Mon 15th Sept due to a delay in the contractors current job. For more info on the works please see this blog post.



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