So, I’ve lived in Milton Keynes on and off for around 9 years now and have always loved the idea of the Canal and walking it.
Out of nowhere, in May 2018 I decided to just do so!
I had no idea how long it will take or if it was possible, but heading out of my home in Downhead Park, I knew the first part of the walk, as I’ve run along the two paths.
But only so far!
Physically… none. I’ve always been strong at walking/hiking and so I dug out my boots, donned my water bladder backpack and started putting one foot in front of another!
Maps… before I departed on this, I did however look to see how long it would take as I Mapped My Walk first and predicted about 5 hours.
My aim was to walk along the canal as far as Leighton Buzzard before doing a quick hike through town to reach the train station to then come back one stop to CMK.
It was a glorious day, I had a fabulous stroll as I went, no fast pace. Just following the tow path.
The great thing about the canal is that it always has a fab towpath the entire length.
So I just had to follow it (and find it) at points. As I crossed over the bridges, zigzagging my 14 od miles from MK to LB.
This is my next goal, before the summer of 2019 is over.
The distance is just a little more than a half marathon, or I can sweet talk my other half into picking me up at Tesco’s in LB as the path runs right next to it! Stay tuned!