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Walking & Cycling : Greensand Ridge | MK Redways | National Cycle Routes

Walking & Cycling

Bow Brickhill WoodThe abundance of high-quality walking and cycling routes along the rote of the Marston Vale are a brilliant way of exploring the Vale. We have details on a number of recommended walking and cycling routes for you to explore, and are within easy reach of the rail service. Most are circular routes, but some are one way, so you can walk out, and take the train back (or vice-versa).

Details of these walks have been kindly provided by Let's Go, who are promoting walks and cycle routes across Bedfordshire and the Marston Vale.

To search for a walk or cycle ride, either use the below search form, or click on one of the links at the top of this page.

Search for a walk or cycle ride

A list of the walks and/or cycle rides that fit what you want will appear here. Use the drop-down box to filter all the routes to what you want.

Featured Walk - Stewartby to Millbrook Leisure Rail Trail

Stewartby to Millbrook Leisure Rail TrailLength: 2.5 miles
Time: 1 hour
Nearest Stations: Stewartby and Millbrook
Proximity to Marston Vale Line: 0 miles
Route Description

There are many opportunities for enjoyable walks from stations on the Bedford to Bletchley rail line...more information

Featured Walk - Newport Pagnell and North East Milton Keynes Circular Trail

Newport PagnellLength: 12 miles
Time: 2.5 hours
Nearest Stations: Bow Brickhill
Proximity to Marston Vale Line: 3.9 miles
Route Map (PDF, 1.26mb)

During 2007, Milton Keynes launched the first three Heritage Cycle Trails that allow visitors to take in a different view of the city...more information

A few words of advice

Whilst we do not want to curb your adventurers spirit, we would like you to enjoy the walks and cycle routes of the Marston Vale safely. So when looking to cycle or walk, we recommend that you take heed of the following advice:

  • Follow the Country Code at all times

  • Wear suitable footwear - High heels and trainers are not generally suitable for long walks or cycle rides. Use a strong pair of boots or cycling shoes instead

  • Check the weather forecast before heading out

  • Take waterproof clothing, even if the forecast is for good weather - The weather can change very quickly, and without warning

  • Don't be afraid to turn back or find warm shelter nearby if the weather gets really bad.

  • Take an Ordnance Survey map with you, so you can find your way around

  • Take a small first aid kit, in case anything bad should happen

  • If you have a mobile phone, take it with you and make sure it is fully charged

  • If you are walking along a road with no pavement, walk on the right hand side facing oncoming traffic

  • Check your bike before you head out, testing the tyres, brakes, saddle, and gears.

  • Make sure that yours and others' bicycle safety helmets and other safety equipment are up to scratch

  • If you are planning to cycle, take a puncture repair kit and air pump with you.

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