Planning your visit
Address: Lock Lane, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, MK19 7JR or Old Wolverton Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5NL View on Google map
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Cosgrove is an historic village with an attractive church lying to the north of Milton Keynes on the Grand Union Canal. A charming stone bridge stands over the canal in the village centre and anglers cast their lines a short distance south. Cosgrove Park Caravan Site is just along side the canal along the topath to the south of the village.
Walk south and you'll come across the stunning Iron Trunk Aqueduct - a must for a photo opportunity. It's a magnificent Georgian structure, which carries the Grand Union Canal over the River Ouse. Built in 1811 by canal engineer Benjamin Beavan, following the collapse of the previous brick-built structure, the aqueduct stands at an impressive 10.8 metres high and connects Wolverton with Cosgrove.
Walk a bit further to get to Wolverton, where you can reward yourself with a drink at the Galleon before visiting Woverton Medieval Village.
Places to eat:
There are picnic benches by the Iron Trunk Aqueduct at the river level
As well as waterbirds and wildlife such as owls and badgers, you'll also find rare breed cattle here
By car - theres a small free car park at Cosgrove and the Parks Trust have a small parking area at Wolverton, as do the pubs