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16 April 2018


The Parks Trust has launched two new regular walks to encourage even more people to get outdoors and explore.

Discovery Strolls will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Taking place at different locations across the city including Caldecotte Lake and Wolverton Mill, these will be short walks with plenty of stops and toilet facilities available on site.
The Discovery Strolls will be suitable for people of all ages and abilities. They will be dementia, autism and ADHD friendly, with everyone welcome. These walks are free to join and booking is not required.

In addition, The Parks Trust has launched Woof Walks. These will be monthly walks for dog owners and their canine companions held on a Saturday. 
Led by a Parks Trust ranger, owners will be guided through parks including Tattenhoe Valley and Caldecotte Lake. Tickets for these walks should be booked online in advance, at a cost of £1 per dog.

Julie Dawes, Events & Community Engagement Manager, commented: “We organise hundreds of events across the city’s parkland every year and some of the most popular of these are our guided walks. We wanted to open these to a wider audience so have decided to launch two new regular walks; Discovery Strolls and Woof Walks.
“We hope these will encourage even more people to get outside and explore our beautiful green space, whether they are regularly active or simply want to try something new.

For more information on these walks and to book, please visit our What's on page



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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.