What better way to enjoy the parks than on foot? Whether you’re walking for fun or fitness, walking the dog or pushing a pram, we’ve got a programme for you. Find out about the range below, then click through to the events calendar to see when the next one takes place.
Walk this way with the Parks Trust
Wildlife walks, history walks, night walks, dawn walks... or walks that simply help you discover more about your local parks and meet new friends. Walks take place throughout the week and at the weekend year round, guided by experts in their field.
We make a small charge for these guided walks and booking is essential.
Follow one of our self-guided walks and explore a new parks.
Our annual Walking Festival takes place in May each year.
2015 festival will be over weekend of 9th - 10th May. We will publish the programme early in 2015.
The festival walks are led by volunteers, to get involved as a walk leader or backmarker please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walking for Health Walks are part of the Everyday Activity Programme and are led by qualified experts. While all walks are open to anyone, organisers have coded the walks for suitability for both beginners and intermediate walkers. To enable the widest possible audience to take part, start times, locations and days of the week vary from walk to walk.
For free walking routes devised by the Ramblers association in Milton Keynes see website www.getwalking.org/milton-keynes
Hike MK is a walking group for younger adults in the Milton Keynes & North Buckinghamshire area. Group walks are organised on a regular basis, varying between 4 and 12 miles on average, as well as social events and trips away. The group is aimed at adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s; sorry no children. Walks are usually more like social events than expeditions, and well-behaved dogs may be allowed- but please check with the walk organiser beforehand. Although affiliated to the Ramblers, you don’t need to be a member to come along to a few walks or social events and see whether it’s for you. Hike MK is a separate group to the main Milton Keynes Ramblers, and new members are always welcome.
Have a look at the website or join their Facebook group for regular updates on events: http://www.mk-northbucks2030s.org.uk/
Nordic Walking was originally used by cross country skiers as a way of staying fit over the summer. It has since become a popular activity for all with benefits including an improvement in mobility and fitness. Four- week Complete Beginner courses are offered on a regular basis as part of Reactivate Milton Keynes. If you are interested in joining a course please contact Sports Development on 01908 253500 or visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/leisure-facilities
Bark in the Park
Get to meet our rangers with our Bark in the Park spring and summer programme – ideal for socialising both young and old dogs while discovering new places to walk in our parks network. See our events calendar for dates and locations.
No need to book: just turn up and pay £1 per dog.