Canal Broadwalk

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It provides a direct link with the area's industrial past, but also a wealth of leisure opportunities for today's residents. Among the best must be the Canal Broadwalk, managed by The Parks Trust, which allows you to walk, jog or cycle from historic Linford Manor Park through to Woughton on the Green, on leisure routes which give access to The Grand Union Canal and its colourful traffic of narrowboats.

Among the things to look out for en route are the Great Linford Brick Kilns, the boat basin at Pennylands, the avenue of Lombardy Poplar trees and a boardwalk through the reeds between Giffard Park and Willen Park.

Sport
There are plenty of opportunities for fishing along the Canal Broadwalk. Contact Milton Keynes Angling Association for details

Toilets
There are no facilities along the Broadwalk.

Refreshments
There are local shops in most of the adjoining areas, and pub restaurants directly on the route at Giffard Park and Peartree Bridge.

Disabled access
With its connections to the city's systems of redways and leisure routes the Broadwalk is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cyclists.

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Opening Times
The park is open at all times.

Address
You can join the Canal Broadwalk at any of the following areas - see a Milton Keynes city map for access and car park details: Great Linford, Giffard Park, Pennyland, Bolbeck Park, Downhead Park, Willen Park, Campbell Park, Newlands, Springfield, Woolstone, Peartree Bridge, Woughton on the Green.

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  • 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.

    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.

  • Elfield Nature Park

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    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.

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  • 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.