Wolverton is a historic Victorian railway town. Although it is part of Milton Keynes, it has retained its distinct character and charm with its Victorian terraces, traditional streets and town square. It has an ethnically diverse population with shops and restaurants to match. The town has a strong and lively community spirit, plenty of shopping and leisure facilities and good transport connections to Central Milton Keynes, as well as London (under an hour on the train) and Birmingham (1.5 hours). The train station is 8 minutes from the Still Green site. Close by are allotments, the Grand Union Canal and open countryside with multiple cycle and walking paths.
Members of Still Green are keen to be involved in Wolverton life. There’s something for everyone in this lively market town.
Local shops include a variety of independent stores in Wolverton as well as Tesco, Lidl and Asda supermarkets. More independent stores are planned within the Love Wolverton scheme. There is a good variety of cuisines in the restaurants and cafés in Wolverton. Bus services link to MK shopping centre and railway station.
Wolverton Works was the first purpose-built railway town when it opened in 1838 and has the longest continuously open railway works in the world. Explore Wolverton’s proud heritage by following the Heritage Walks and in Milton Keynes’ Living Archives.
Wolverton and District Archaeological and Historical Society, a group that carries out research, has a programme of monthly talks and organises outings.
Nature and physical activity
Wolverton Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, gym and exercise classes; there are tennis, bowls and cricket clubs, local yoga and pilates groups, dance groups and more.
Wolverton has two recreation grounds and the Secret Garden on the canal side (pictured). There is also a ‘pocket park’, which will be incorporated into the Love Wolverton scheme.
Some of our members have put together guides to walks in the local area which you can download here: such as Out-and-About in Wolverton, the beautiful Ouse Valley Park and nature reserve and along the Grand Union Canal – the famous Concrete Cows are only a couple of miles away!
We are looking forward to being able to visit or help out at Wolverton’s Urb Farm and Wolverton Community Orchard (pictured). We are planning to join with other Still Green members to share one or more local allotments not far from where we shall be living.