Due to recent government advice around coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been cancelled.

Please see our latest statement here for updates.

Walking Festival

    The Walking Festival consists of a variety of walks, held across two days, for all ages and abilities to come together and explore somewhere different. Our annual Walking Festival takes place in May each year, the 2020 festival will be over the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020. 

    Simply check the list of walks available and reserve your place online.

    MK Walking Festival is put on with thanks to The Parks Trust staff and volunteers, and the support from Milton Keynes Council, MK Health Walks, MK Nordic Walking, Willen Hospice and Friends of Great Linford Manor Park.


    • The Parks Trust hosted over 525 events and activities in their parks in 2019

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

    • The most popular places to host an event in 2019 included Campbell Park, Willen Lake South, Linford Wood and Caldecotte Lake

    • 91% of event attendees said they had a Excellent, Very Good or Good experience at our events in 2018!

    • Most of our attendees heard about our events through Social Media in 2018

    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.

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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.

    • Canal Broadwalk

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      The Grand Union Canal enters Milton Keynes at the Ouse Valley Park at Old Wolverton and snakes in a dramatic arc right through the east of the city until it leaves Milton Keynes at Water Eaton in Bletchley.

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    • Furzton Lake

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      Furzton Lake’s open views make it a popular choice for joggers, cyclists and walkers. Created to act as a basin for floodwaters during rainy spells, the lake has matured into an easily accessible and peaceful oasis for local residents, office workers and wildlife.

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      The Furzton Lake Hotel is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

    • 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 ran by Grounds. The café is operating a takeaway only service until further notice.

    • 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.

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