The River Ouzel runs close to the canal for several miles and the MK Parks trust has developed the whole area into a multi purpose open space. Historically the area is dotted with medieval settlements although most were wiped out in the great plague of 1686 or abandoned because of the flooding, leaving the fields unusable.
Now the flooding is better managed by several man made lakes
I came across this beautiful old church in one direction.
And across the road is the open university building
Theres obviously a lot of talent looking at the quality of the graffiti art work.