Discovery Strolls

    These walks are designed for all abilities. Each walk will be in a different park in Milton Keynes. Come along, explore, chat and get some fresh air. The walks are fairly short and flexible to suit the needs and wants of the group each week. There will be facilities at each walk – toilets, indoor area/café/pub etc.

    Walking and exercising really helps improve circulation, promotes restful sleep and can enhance moods. We also believe that spending time outdoors and connecting with nature can enhance general feelings of well-being.

    We encourage people with dementia and their carers to come along and enjoy this led walk.


    • The Parks Trust hosted over 550 events in their parks in 2017

    • Fitness Groups & Clubs make up 72% of events & activities held in our parks

    • The majority of events held in 2017 were hosted at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

    • 76% of event attendees said they had a Very Good or Brilliant experience at our events in 2017!

    • 97% of attendees in 2017 said they would re-attend events held throughout the year

    • Most of our attendees heard about our events through Social Media in 2017

    • 415 third party events and activities were held in our parks in 2017

    • 1584 Fitness Activities and Clubs were held in 2017

    • We worked with 70+ Community Groups in 2017

    Discover our parks

    • Caldecotte Lake

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      Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, birdwatching or children’s activities, you’re sure to have a great family day out, with lots of space for little ones to run around, plus some tranquil corners to relax as well.

      Refreshments
      The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

    • Campbell Park

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      Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

      Refreshments
      There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

    • Howe Park Wood

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      Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

      Refreshments
      There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

    • Great Linford Manor Park

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      Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

      Refreshments
      Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.

    • Ouzel Valley Park

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      The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

      Refreshments
      There is the Ye Olde Swan pub at Woughton on the Green and a further two pubs - the Barge and the Cross Keys – that are located on Newport Road in Woolstone village.