Find a walking group or buddy to walk with, make some new friends and explore MK with confidence
No matter what your ability is or how old you are, there are lots of opportunities for you to get walking. Every week there are a variety of walks taking place, take a look at our events page to see what’s going on and where you can join a walk. Or, you could set up your own walking group at work, in your community or with friends.
If you like company when you walk, why not check out some free volunteer led, health walks. These walks will help you meet new people, enjoy our open spaces, improve your health and well-being and above all, have fun while doing it.
All walks are between 30 and 90 minutes in length (1.5 to 4 miles) and most include a social get together at the end.
A full list of walks organised by Walking for Health, along with information and walk leader contact details are available on the Walking for Health website.
The Parks Trust Walks
The Parks Trust arrange regular guided walks around their parks and open spaces, catering for everybody with specific walking groups for women and dog walks as well as themed walks. For more information visit The Parks Trust – Guided Walks
- Womens Walking Network – Get to know your parks better and make some new friends.Walks are normally 4-5 miles and at a moderate pace. First Thursday of the month with various start venues.
- Discovery Strolls – Short strolls for anyone and everyone. See the Parks Trust website before the event date for information about accessibility.
- Guided Walks – Led by the Parks Trust Outdoor Learning Team around your local parks exploring the local flora, fauna and wildlife. See the Parks Trust website before the event date for information about accessibility.
The Parks Trust also organise an annual Walking Festival in May with a packed schedule of interesting and informative walks around the borough.
For some people, even walking a mile is too far, or they can’t get to the meeting place. Milton Keynes Council is working with local walk leaders to provide a personalised ‘buddy’ system starting from your home and doing short walks to build up to the group walk distances. More details coming soon.
If you fancy taking a walk in your own time and at your own pace, have a look at our guide on where to walk in Milton Keynes.