Location and surrounding villages

Campbell Wharf sits between Newlands and Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, with the Grand Union Canal passing through the middle of the site. The canalside area forms a natural boundary between Campbell Park and the East, where an impressive landscape encompassing Newlands, Willen Lake and the surrounding parkland can be enjoyed.

To the South of the site you will find the H6 Child’s Way, which will take you to the Centre of MK and beyond. The development covers the Wards of Campbell Park, Old Woughton and Central Milton Keynes, as well as being split across the Parishes of both Campbell Park and Central Milton Keynes.

The canalside location is an ideal spot for retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the wildlife, moving water and landscape are closer to a countryside setting. Additionally, the eastern edge of the canal side boasts a leisure hot spot, with horse riding trails and cycle routes set amongst poplar trees.

Campbell Park was planned as part of the overall scheme for Milton Keynes New Town back in 1967 which aimed to blend urban Milton Keynes into the surrounding natural landscape. Campbell Park stretches from Central Milton Keynes to the Grand Union Canal, where Campbell Wharf can be found.

Campbell Park was named after Lord John Middleton Campbell – who had a key role in overseeing the early development of Milton Keynes – and was opened by him in May 1984. It has been managed by Milton Keynes Parks Trust since 1992. The Park was originally intended to be the Central Park of Milton Keynes, much akin to the Central Park of New York and is divided into four zones: the upper civic, middle park, city gardens and lower park. Campbell Wharf sits within the lower park zone, characterised by its canalside location and open park land inspired by Regents Canal; part of the Grand Union Canal in London.

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