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Whether you are staying in Milton Keynes for a leisure break, to visit family or for business, you will undoubtedly be looking for respite and what better way to do this than a brisk walk outdoors. Milton Keynes has many sporting and entertainment venues for which it is well known but equally it is known for its abundance of green space and walkways. There are walks you can do directly from your apartment in Milton Keynes such as Campbell Park ,which runs from the City Centre east to the Grand Union Canal and includes a lookout point called ‘The Beacon’, a cricket ground and some formal gardens. Other walks are within a short car or bus journey away.
For outdoor enthusiasts Milton Keynes has over 300 miles (482 km) of footpaths and cycle ways plus many more miles of public rights of way in the surrounding countryside. The city is well known for its 130-mile (200km) maze of Redways, which can be explored, by foot, bicycle or scooter. The Redways are a network of paths generally 3m wide with a red tarmac surface. There are also a number of parkland areas within the city. These are all ideal for walking, wildlife spotting and seeing archaeological sites and historic buildings. With so many opportunities to get out for a walk from your apartment in Milton Keynes
Walks a short drive from your apartment in Milton Keynes
If you have transport and wish to explore the area within a half-hour radius of Milton Keynes, then there are just as many places to go for leisurely walks and enjoy a quiet place, and if your children have accompanied you on your trip, there is plenty of space for children to run around. Such places include Salcey Forest (web address http://www.forestry.gov.uk/salceyforest), Ashridge Estate (web address http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate), Stock Grove Park, Rushmere and Dunstable Downs.
Salcey Forest is north of Milton Keynes travelling towards Northampton. This tranquil haven where you are given the ideal opportunity to come close to nature dates back to the Roman times. It offers loads of space to explore, cycle around and play in. Walk to the top of the Tree Top Way, which rises 15 meters above the woodland floor with a crow’s nest platform at 20 meters reached by steps offering stunning views of adjoining woodlands. There is also a tea garden, which looks on to the stunning views of the forest.
Ashridge Estate is a National Trust site and includes 2,000 acres of mature woodland with lots of marked trails to explore. There is so much to observe on walks, whether it’s the mighty beech trees, fascinating fungi, fallow deer or birds including the familiar sounds of woodpeckers. Many people take their bikes to explore more parts of this breathtaking woodland area, which stretches across 2000 acres. The tea garden serves an array of the most delicious home baked cakes and sandwiches offering a great way to end an energetic day outdoors.
If you enjoy kit flying then Dunstable Downs is certainly the place to spend a day. It is well known for being a windy place and is therefore a kite flying hotspot. There are acres of space to enjoy with fabulous views over the Vale of Aylesbury and along the Chiltern Ridge. The chalk grassland, rich in wildlife, provides prime walking country.
Stock Grove Park is another woodland area worth exploring. Located on 80 acres of land it is well known by many dog owners who visit the park daily to walk their dog while enjoying the a stroll around the lake and into the woods.
If you are going to be staying in Milton Keynes for business or leisure, make sure you have the best accommodation to go home to after a day out. Serviced apartments are ideal for any length of stay and are perfect for families who need room and the freedom to move about. All apartments in Milton Keynes are fully furnished and come with all the amenities of a home-from home break without the expense of paying per person or for extras including meals as these can be made using all the appliances that are standard in this type of accommodation.
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