The Parks Trust relaunch the 25-mile challenge around Milton Keynes, as Covid restrictions ease

With confirmation from the Prime Minister on Monday (April 5) that further restrictions will be lifted on April 12, the charity have reposted their walking challenge.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:40 pm

The challenge offers residents a chance to walk across the picturesque parkland of Milton Keynes

The Parks Trust also provides a virtual tour of the sites you'll see taking in Milton Keynes' countryside.

Whilst the incentive is there for the fittest of walkers to make a day of it and cover the near marathon length course in one day, the challenge can be completed in steps.

An interactive map showing the various different routes and ways it can be achieved is featured on The Parks Trust website. Also on offer are several interactive routes that can be downloaded.

A spokesperson for The Parks Trust described the walking route, saying: "Starting in one of our semi-ancient woodlands, Howe Park Wood the 25 mile route guides you through the Tattenhoe Valley, to Furzton Lake and along the Loughton Valley and on to Lodge Lake.

"You’ll be introduced to the famous concrete cows as you make your way up through the North Loughton Valley and to the edge of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. Turning south you’ll pass through Great Linford Manor Park and join the Grand Union Canal to Willen Lake and onto Campbell Park where you will discover many pieces of artwork and one of the best viewing points in Milton Keynes. The final part of the route follows the River Ouzel, through Ouzel Valley Park concluding at Caldecotte Lake."

A look at the 25-mile challenge The Parks Trust is launching