Help us grow the waterway park
Why not play your part in delivering the Waterway Park? There are lots of ways you can get involved and find out more; by becoming a member, donating or giving your time as a volunteer. We would love to hear from you.
Make a Donation
Your donations are making the waterway park a reality – Extending the navigation on the river Great Ouse as part of the waterway park, 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
Mark the Route
The short path through the Forest of Marston Vale’s Millennium Country Park features specially-commissioned carvings of boats, birds and animals which will make their habitat in the waterway park area. The carvings have been created on behalf of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust by local wood carving artists Carrie Yuen & Tony Langton.
Follow the pathway along a key central stretch of the route to get a taste of the exciting future for the Waterway Park. When completed, it will provide a unique pastoral location for boaters, walkers, cyclists, anglers and horse-riders, as well as linking new and existing villages.
The carvings can be found at the Forest of Marston Vale’s Millennium Country Park in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire MK43 0PR. With grateful thanks to Central Bedfordshire Council and the Forest of Marston Vale.
Talks & ConferencesInterested in the proposed building of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway? Our experienced team of speakers has so far undertaken over 150 presentations and spoken to nearly 4500 people. If your group/organisation would like an illustrated talk on the latest developments, please contact the Trust’s Talks Organisers, who will provide a speaker to suit your needs. Call us on 01908 351870 or fill in the form to get in touch. We would welcome new volunteers to join our team of speakers. Full training would be given and regular updates provided. If you are interested please get in touch.
Enquire about a talk or conference
Our advertised walks are informally guided by our volunteers and follow the B&MK waymarker posts across the Bucks and Beds countryside. Every year we aim to walk a section of the planned route of the waterway between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Everyone is welcome to come along and learn about how the vision for a new 26km waterway, paths and parkland linking the 2 towns, and all the communities in between, is being realised.
If you would like to walk any of our previous routes yourself, maps and directions are available to download, below. We have given the most recent date that the Trust has led guided walks over these sections, as an indication of the accuracy of the information provided, but local developments can constantly change the availability and routing of permissive paths.
Bedford Underpass circular walk
Distance: 5.5 miles