Over the years I just like many others have tended to pass through Milton Keynes. It `s understandable because of the colossal amount of housing canal side and the many, about nine, huge concrete road bridges crossing the canal.
It certainly is like boating through a city albeit a newly developed one. In fact it`s not a city but a county.
Apart from the bridges and the housing there are times when the housing disappears and you would think you are cruising through open country side. Circumstances of late have caused Jaq and I to be in the area for longer periods than we prefer to be in one place. Having moored in a few different spots hopefully others might read this and see the county of Milton Keynes through different eyes.
I will leave you to Google the shopping but briefly of interest to boaters might be Tesco, on two floors, Halfords, BQ, Asda, Ikea, Screwfix and Toolstation.
Caldecotte Arms. For a circular route, from the rear of the pub walk to the weir and you can access the canal near Simpson and return to Fenny via the towpath.
Completely out of the Blue we decided with a view of the lake an alfresco lunch would be nice.
Campbell park moorings are 48 hour and managed by the Parks commission. a nice walk through the park will bring you into central Milton Keynes with it`s 240 stores and restaurants. We like the fruit and veg stall in the open market.
Armillary Sphere at it`s centre.
The Cave created to provide visitors with a resting place...........
Light Pyramid can be seen off to the right.
St. Peters church. Behind the treeline on the left flows the River Great Ouse. Walking past the church and around to the right brings you to Linford lakes and a very populated Heronry.
There are a lot of nice places in M.K. but a lot is missed by boaters just passing through. In the past I have been guilty of this and only recently with the health issues tying us to the area have the hidden parts been revealed.
There are many other moorings and other lakeside walks to discover but for now I`ll leave you with these few.