Guided Walks

    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 The Parks Trust.

    We make a small charge for these guided walks and booking is essential.


    • 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

    • 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.

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      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.

    • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

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      Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

      Refreshments
      There are no refreshment facilities at this location.

    • 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.

    • Willen Lake South

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      The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

      Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

      Refreshments
      The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

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