BMK Waterway Trust
Aims to create a nationally recognised Waterway Park linking Bedford and Milton KeynesFind out more
Book your Cruise on the John Bunyan Community Boat
Enjoy a cruise along the Gt Ouse in Bedford on our 50 seat community boat the John BunyanFind out more
Milton Keynes has ‘the boat with no name’
The charity building the boat, the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, is appealing to the public for help, seeking suggestions for a name, ready for the boat which will be launched next spring.
BoatyMKBoatface, Jolly Roger, Super Trouper, Black Beard and Lekky Boatie have already been suggested, but the Trust is looking for ideas that reflect its ‘state of the art’ electric power and eco-friendly specification, together with its location on the Milton Keynes part of the Grand Union Canal.
All Electric MK Community Boat Commissioned Today – 6th October
The MK Community Boat, commissioned today (6th October) by the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, will be completely eco-friendly. Based on a 54ft long traditional narrowboat, it will use a ‘state of the art’ all-electric propulsion unit, instead of a traditional diesel engine. This will not only provide a unique experience by gliding almost silently along the canal, but also greatly reduce emissions.
Founding Funder and Public Appeals
The Trust seeks help to Float the Milton Keynes Community Boat!
Conference surrounding the Oxford Cambridge Arc opportunities
Conference to discuss major development and economic growth opportunities surrounding the Oxford Cambridge Arc
BMKWT Business Plan 2019 – 2022
Read the draft Business Plan presented at the 13th Annual General Meeting.
Historic Boat LMS Sandbach at Kempstom Mill
The historic boat LMS Sandbach made the journey up to the Head of Navigation at Kempston Mill over the May Bank Holiday.
Bedford Mayoral candidates support the Waterway Park
Dave Hodgson, Liberal Democrat candidate said “I am a huge supporter of the waterway scheme itself and of the waterways trust. My record provides considerable evidence of this.
Your donations are making the waterway park a reality
Extending the navigation on the Gt Ouse, marking & securing the route as well as technical and economic studies, these are just some of the projects we are working on.Make a Donation
Would you like to volunteer with us?
All of our work from running the community boats to planning and promoting the route is carried out by volunteers. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to get involved.Find out more