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Cultural Routes

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Explore Milton Keynes via our Cultural Routes!

These routes showcase different areas of Milton Keynes and are perfect for a leisurely afternoon walk, run or ride. There are 5 main routes, each around 10 miles long with a 5 mile short cut. The routes encompass points of interest, heritage, public art and cultural venues around Milton Keynes.

Based around a central Grand Tour (blue route) you can branch off onto the other four routes to explore even more. Mix and match the trails you want to do and increase your distance in multiples of 5 miles.

Once you have picked a route that interests you, download more information about the trail and read about the art and heritage you can see whilst you are out and about.

Discover the five different routes

Blue Route – Ancient & Modern Milton Keynes

Full route: 10 miles     Short route: 5 miles

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Explore the central northern areas of Milton Keynes with the blue route, which highlights both ancient and modern Milton Keynes.

Whilst also following part of the Millennium Cycle Route, this route takes you past St Andrews Church, Great Linford Brick Kilns, the Gyosei Art Trail, the Light Pyramid in Campbell Park, the iconic Concrete Cows and Bradwell Windmill.

Download the supporting PDF, packed full of information about the route.

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Yellow Route – Cars, Boats & Trains

Full route: 9.4 miles     Short route: 5 miles

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Discover Milton Keynes art and heritage across the north-eastern and Newport Pagnell area of the city with the yellow route.

Visit the home of Aston Martin, cross the world’s oldest cast iron bridge still carrying a full traffic load, also classed as a Grade I Listed Building and explore picturesque Tongwell Lake and Willen Lake.

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Green Route – Rivers, Lakes & Dinosaurs

Full route: 10.1 miles     Short route: 5 miles

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Explore Milton Keynes art and heritage across the east and south of the city with the green route.

This route showcases some of Milton Keynes beautiful lakes, public art at the Open University and along the Grand Union Canal with a stop off at the Blue Triceratops in Peartree Bridge!

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Iron Route – Romans, Rivers, Trams & Trains

Full route: 9.5 miles     Short route: 5 miles

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Discover Milton Keynes art and heritage in the north western area of the city.

The Iron Route focuses on Stony Stratford and Wolverton and passes Wolverton Mill, Queen Eleanor’s Cross, the Iron Trunk Aquaduct, Bancroft Roman Villa, the Secret Garden and the historic market town of Stony Stratford.

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Cornflower Route – Woods, Frogs & a Toot

Full route: 8.2 miles     Short route: 4 miles

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Discover Milton Keynes art and heritage across the South-West area of the city.

On this route you’ll come across Milton Keynes’ hidden nature whilst exploring Shenley Toot, Howe Park Wood, Teardrop and Furzton Lakes. This route also offers a long leisurely cycle or walk along Tattenhoe Valley Park.

Download the supporting PDF, packed full of information about the route.

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