Caldecotte Lake

Stony Stratford
Tear Drop Lakes
Walton Lake
Furzton Brook
Emerson Valley
Stony Stratford
Broughton Temple
Lodge Lake
Great Linford
Tattenhoe Park
Water Hall

The Friday Walks ~ Milton Keynes

Walking for Health is now Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Our walks in Milton Keynes have restarted post Covid-19. We are really happy that many of our walkers have returned after the lockdowns but we are short of leaders in the Medium and Short groups. Consequently, we have had to take the decision not to open the walks to new walkers.

Regular walkers will receive the programme via email.

We need more walk leaders. At the moment the Long Group has sufficient leaders to host walks every week but the Short and Medium Groups are only able to maintain fortnightly walks.


Walking can...
  • Make you feel good
  • Give you more energy
  • Reduce stress and help you sleep better
  • Keep your heart 'strong'
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Help you to manage your weight

Why is walking the perfect activity for health?

  • Almost everyone can do it
  • You can do it anywhere and any time
  • It's a chance to make new friends
  • It's free and you don't need special equipment
  • You can start slowly and build up gently

Milton Keynes has many
opportunities for adult fitness.

Click here.

All walks taken at walker's own risk

Click here for the Shenley Walks 
April ~ June

Click here for the Whaddon Walkers
April ~ May

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Milton Keynes Friday Walks are part of a National Scheme called Walking for Health.
It was started by Dr William Bird MBE over 20 years ago in Sonning Common Oxfordshire and is supported by The Department of Health, The Ramblers and MacMillan Cancer Support who provide some funding for training and third party insurance for leaders. There are walks all over the country. Click here  to find walks in any part of the UK.

Jan Elsdon writes:
It was on the Tuesday Walks that I decided to do the Walk leader training encouraged by Sue Hadfield who had hoped someone would start another group, as Tuesdays was getting so big.  I decided with the help of my daughter, Kay, to create the Friday Walks
It began with 5 people on 15th February, 2008 , and has now grown with an average attendance of 85.  Walks were chosen with points of interest - now we cover an extensive area, but still stop occasionally to admire points of interest.

We aim to do three walks enabling the less able to enjoy our countryside as well as seasoned walkers.

We endeavour to add social events throughout the year.

We are a roaming walk, meaning we walk from a different place in Milton Keynes every week. Click to see the June and  July 2023 programme.

We start walking at 10.15. But before we set off we need everyone to register for that walk, and to have completed a Walker Registration Form. If you would like to complete the questionnaire at home in advance please click here to download a copy.

A copy of the Walker Health Survey may be downloaded here.

We always organise a meeting place at the end of the walks where we can  have a coffee or tea and socialise for a while.

No special footwear is needed, but comfortable flat closed-in shoes are recommended.

Leaders may download a register, risk assessment  sample risk assessment and accident form here. 
Word version of risk assessment and accident form


The 4 walks are            
SHORT 35 - 40  minutes At a slowish pace, suitable for those suffering from arthritis or those unable to walk far.
MEDIUM 40 - 50 minutes. A medium pace suitable for most walkers
LONG 50 - 60 minutes A slightly longer walk at medium pace suitable for most walkers
LONG / FAST 1 hour Slightly faster pace, suitable for very regular walkers who can keep up a sustained fast pace
All our start points

Bancroft Park | Bradwell  | Broughton | CaldecotteEmerson Valley Clock Tower | Furzton Brook | Furzton Lake | Great Linford | Howe Park | Howe Park Wood | Linford Wood | Lodge Lake | Ouse Valley | Shenley Wood | Stony Stratford | Tattenhoe | Tongwell Lake | Tear Drop Lakes | Walton Lake | Water Hall | Willen | Woolstone | Woughton on the Green

  Website created and maintained by BK