Grand Union at Fenny Stratford

Fenny Stratford is now part of Bletchley which is part of Milton Keynes. Watling Street which was the old Roman road going north from London goes right through it. There is even buried remains of a Roman villa just as one drives into Fenny Stratford. Another interesting and useless bit of trivia: the village wasContinue reading “Grand Union at Fenny Stratford”

How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste

Plastic-free July just ended. I don’t do anything special in the month as it feels a bit false for me. No idea why that is…I am an odd duck so it is just me. I do try to live more sustainably but I am not perfect and will not pretend to be. Today, I amContinue reading “How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste”

Stony Stratford to Cosgrove

Okay, not quite Stony Stratford. We started from the car park at Ouse Valley Park which isn’t really in Stony but it is only a hole, skip and a jump away. This one is a much shorter walk than I had hoped for but it is what happened. I chose the starting point and AlanContinue reading “Stony Stratford to Cosgrove”

Up Cycle Route 6 and Down the Grand Union Canal

Last week we walked from Willen Lake to Great Linford on a circular route. This week we decided to continue on that route further and started off from the Linford Manor Park. We parked up at the Memorial Hall off of Marsh Drive in Great Linford. Now if you want to add the Milton KeynesContinue reading “Up Cycle Route 6 and Down the Grand Union Canal”

Milton Keynes City Walk

People seem to have a very poor image of Milton Keynes. I am often told that Milton Keynes is just concrete. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. We walked for just over 6 miles and it was all lovely and green. We started out from Willen Lake. The car park we used was acrossContinue reading “Milton Keynes City Walk”

Best-Laid Plans…

The plan was to do a 4.5 mile walk starting in Aldbury, Hertfordshire. This is just outside the Ashridge Estate and not far from Ivinghoe Beacon where we walked last week. Please note that I didn’t have a clue where Aldbury was other than in Hertfordshire when we left the house. We packed up ourContinue reading “Best-Laid Plans…”