So far my photo diaries have featured bustling cities or beachy destinations, but as we can’t travel at the moment, I thought I’d share some photos from a place very close to home.
Now Milton Keynes probably won’t be on your bucket list, but it has some beautiful spots despite the grief our town gets for being ‘full of roundabouts’ and there being ‘nothing to do’.
With all the summer weather we’ve been having, I’ve spent a few balmy evenings walking at Caldecotte Lake, somewhere that I think really shows the best of Milton Keynes.
At first it was quieter than usual, with no watersports or group picnics because of the pandemic, but with restrictions slowly lifting this lake is back to being a hotspot for locals during this heatwave!
Keep reading to see some of my favourite snaps from Caldecotte Lake.
Buildings by the lake:
There aren’t tons of buildings around here, but of course you have the Caldecotte Arms – which I called the windmill pub before it lost its windmill – and the gorgeous townhouses that line the semi-circle part of the lake.
I’m always envious of the people I spot out on their balconies, sipping wine and soaking up the sunset. Caldecotte Lake would make a beautiful place to live.
Plantlife by the lake:
I love to photograph plants and there’s plenty of that at Caldecotte Lake! Seeing the water sparkle with reeds and pampas grass swaying in the breeze made this walk feel like a mini summer escape.
Wildlife by the lake:
Everywhere you look there are ducks, swans, birds and bugs. It was fun to capture these animals in their natural habitats – especially those fuzzy cygnets.
Even though I now have a couple of short staycations booked, I’ll be spending plenty of the summer months exploring the many lakes of Milton Keynes!
If you’re local or you’ve visited before, where’s your favourite spot in this town?