Back in the 1930s, Stewartby Lake was a clay pit from which bricks were made. It remained so for some 30 years, until its used was no longer required. Ten years later it was filled with water and the beginnings of a leisure facility were born.
Now part of the Marston Vale Millennium Country Park, this 287-acre lake is just one of the habitats here for many types of wildlife.
The Stewartby Water Sports Club looks after the water sports and angling activities - permitted in a designated area of the water. If you just want to wander, visit the Forest Centre which has exhibitions, as well as a Cafe Bar, a sensory wildlife garden and an adventure play area for the children.
There is a circular walk (about 2 miles) that runs around the lake, an ideal place for walking the dog, running to keep fit and for cycling. The dedicated stone path is reasonably flat and is therefore accessible for prams and wheelchair users too.
Simply park up at the Marston Vale Country Park and off you go. In the Forest Centre buildings there are facilities, useful information and a cafe.