Description and Walk
The Blue Lagoon is another nature reserve that owes its existence to being a former excavation site; this time for The London Brick company. Quarrying ceased there in the 1990s.
The site is now owned and maintained by the Milton Keynes council. Our impression when we visited in 2019 was that they could be making a slightly better job of it, as parts seemed a little rundown and unkempt.
That said, as a nature reserve it can be argued that lack of interference with growing things is the way to go.
The Blue Lagoon gets it name from the appearance of the water, which can be particularly blue in the right light conditions.
The video shows the two main lakes that are there. The larger one, which is over 60 feet deep, is frequently used as a training site for local divers – see video, below.
Plant and animal life are abundant. We came face to face with a fox when we were there. Glimpses of muntjac deer and grass snakes are also known to be common.