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LIFESTYLE | Taking a self-guided walk around Great Linford Manor

28/07/2020
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust

I’ve mentioned before that since being in lockdown, my boyfriend and I are enjoying exploring our area further and finding nice Milton Keynes walks. I recently noticed that The Park’s Trust shared a 25 Mile Challenge Walk around Milton Keynes on their Twitter and I thought a) that sounds fun but b) that sounds pretty unattainable for a beginner ‘hiker’ like me.

Luckily, it led me to their website where I found a whole bunch of self-guided walks around MK, so my boyfriend and I agreed to start doing them, one by one, to build ourselves up to hopefully complete the 25 Mile Challenge!

Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust

Last week, we took a wonderful 2.7 mile walk named Great Linford Manor Park. I enjoyed taking a few photos along the way and thought it might be fun to share them on my blog.

I wish I’d thought to record how many steps I took too, since I just got a new Fitbit, but although I did a lot, I didn’t think to check what step count I was on before we began so I have no way of working it out.

But I think in future it may be fun to share some stats when we do more walks!

Anyway, onto the photos…

Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust

The walk took us along a canal, learning history at Linford Brick Kilns, an almost visit to two pubs (next time when we have more time!) and views of horses, the beautiful St Andrews Church, Linford Manor and more.

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Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust

It took us just under two hours, but we did have to take shelter under some trees when it began to rain a little at one point. We also did a part of the trail wrong, crossing bridge number 78b, without realizing that it was supposed to be bridge 78. Who knew bridges included b bridges too, haha!

This meant we skipped the part of the trail that was right along the canal, so we’ll be doing the self-guided walk again soon.

Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust
Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle & Travel Blog | Lifestyle | Milton Keynes | Walking | The Parks Trust

I find it pretty weird that I’m sharing/possibly starting a blog series about self-guided walks/Milton Keynes walks but there we go! A new hobby for me, haha. Maybe this is what it’s like to be 30..?

Let me know what you think and if you’d like to see more blog posts about our ramblings around Milton Keynes!

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