Womens Walking Network
Come and join The Parks Trust volunteers at our monthly Women's Walking Network walks.
Get to know your parks better and make some new friends.
They meet on the first Thursday every month.
Walks are normally 4-5 miles, approx. 2 hours in length and at a moderate pace.
Age Range: Adult
- 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
- Stanton Low Park
Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.
Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub next to the Grand Union Canal. There are shops selling food at the Oakridge Park Local Centre.
- North Loughton Valley Park
This area of linear parkland runs from Blue Bridge at the Grand Union Canal down as far as Lodge Lake at Loughton Lodge. Its features include historical items and some world famous Milton Keynes icons!
The nearest shops and pubs are in Bradwell.
- Willen Lake North
Willen Lake North is home to one of Milton Keynes’ best-known landmarks, the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western world - and to a rich and varied bird population.
Nearest refreshments are at the Lakeside Hotel and Cafe (weekends and school holidays) at South Willen Lake. The Camphill Community runs a vegetarian café opposite the main car park.
- Tattenhoe Valley
Tattenhoe Valley Park runs like a thread from Furzton Lake through Emerson Valley, Tattenhoe and Tattenhoe Park, following the meanderings of the Loughton Brook until it leaves Milton Keynes at Bottledump Roundabout.
Shops can be found at local centres on each of the estates the brook passes through.
- Great Linford Manor Park
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 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.
- Howe Park Wood
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 serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.
- Why not explore new areas of Milton Keynes on a self-guided walk?