About the Canal Broadwalk
The Grand Union Canal enters Milton Keynes at the Ouse Valley Park at Old Wolverton and snakes in a dramatic arc right through the east of the city until it leaves Milton Keynes at Water Eaton in Bletchley. The canal provides a direct link with the area's industrial past, but also a wealth of leisure opportunities for today's residents.
The Canal Broadwalk offers a fantastic walking, running or cycling route through some of Milton Keynes' most beautiful parks including the newly resorted Great Linford Manor Park, the iconic Campbell Park and Newlands Remembrance Walk.
Among the things to look out for en route are the Great Linford Brick Kilns, the Gyosei Art Trail, the boat basin at Pennylands, the avenue of Lombardy Poplar trees and a boardwalk through the reeds between Giffard Park and Willen Park.
There are no public toilets along the Broadwalk.
There are several cafés and pubs a short walk away from the canal path including Camphill Community Café near Willen Park, Game Changer Kitchen near Giffard Park or The Blackhorse Pub near Stonepit Field.
Milton Keynes' Community Boat, Electra offers visitors the chance to explore the canal by water.
There are plenty of opportunities for fishing along the Canal Broadwalk. Contact Milton Keynes Angling Association for details.
With its connections to the city's systems of redways and leisure routes the Broadwalk is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cyclists.
Explore the Grand Union Canal:
- Great Linford Brick KilnsBrick Kilns originally built by local merchant George Price located at Great Linford beside the Grand Union Canal.
- Download the Grand Union Canal mapA journey through Milton Keynes by water
- Gyosei Art TrailArt trail along part of the Grand Union Canal
- FishingMilton Keynes is blessed with a wealth of still waters. Carp large and small, big tench roach, bream, hybrids, pike and perch are all part of the scene. Most are easily accessible and set in our parklands.