Walk 8: Howe Park Wood

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Difficulty: 2
Length: 1.5 miles
Time: Allow 50 minutes
Car parking: Available at Howe Park Wood Education Centre, MK4 3BX

In medieval times Howe Park would have been a vital local source of wood for the villagers of nearby Tattenhoe. When Milton Keynes Development Corporation bought the wood in 1968 it was a dark, wet, impenetrable thicket, however, management of the wood has transformed it and these days Howe Park Wood is one of the city’s jewels, a tranquil oasis, humming with wildlife and colour.

A loop around the wood takes just under an hour. This route starts at the car park next to the café and education centre heading up through the wood and taking the first left at the crossroads. This will snake around to the southernmost point of the wood where you can then head back up to the centre before turning left again to walk up the trail along the western edge before eventually making it back to the start.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our frog band on the route!

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  • 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.

    There is a Café at Howe Park Wood ran by Grounds. The café is operating a takeaway only service until further notice.