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”

First time back to running

Last year I ran the Swindon Half Marathon. I had intended to run the MK winter half as well but my ankle was injured so running 13.1 miles wasn’t an option in December. Then I was working a physical job and I was only running for parkrun on Saturdays. By the time lockdown started inContinue reading “First time back to running”

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park

This walk ended about half way from our plan. Rained out it was. Alan wanted to show me this park he found while on a cycle ride. We knew it was there because it has a Parkrun in normal times but we had never visited it before. The plan was to do the whole perimeterContinue reading “The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park”

What I Eat on a Walking Day

My walk this weekend was only about 4 miles so not enough to be concerned about eating lots of extra calories or snacking during the walk. The temperature was slightly chilly for me without my jacket but hot with it (just a little after resistant cycling jacket). Though there were my most dreaded hills itContinue reading “What I Eat on a Walking Day”

Walking in the Heat

My husband and I love to go out walking but we are not really great with hot temperatures. Okay, I am also not good with cold temperatures but that is another post for the future. Our walking day was 29C / 84F. Looking at it written out like that I realise that for many thatContinue reading “Walking in the Heat”

Stockgrove Park

Stockgrove Park is near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire just outside the village of Heath & Reach. It is between Heath & Reach and Great Brickhill. It is part of Rushmere Country Park which is made up of Rushmere, Stockgrove, Oak Wood, Rammamere and parts of King’s Wood. To say the least, there is a plethora ofContinue reading “Stockgrove Park”

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”