Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Travel Advice
  3. Walking


Image of walking shoe


Walking is an excellent form of exercise as well as free travel to work!
We are very fortunate in that Milton Keynes is an ideal area for walking - it has relatively few hills and a vast network of footpaths, cycle paths and bridle ways - over 300 miles in fact within the city boundaries.

Regular walking can:

  • Strengthen your heart, your bones and your muscles.

Walking can reduce the risk of:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Bowel cancer
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Walking improves your:

  • Mood and helps combat depression.

Walking can improve your:

  • Confidence
  • Stamina
  • Energy
  • Weight control
  • Life expectancy

Walk It

For further interest the Walk It website has a lot of useful information including:

  • Walking Distance
  • Timings
  • C02 Savings, for London and other major UK cities.

You can plan a route by using the Walkit - Urban Walking Route Planner

Please note that this planner will not calculate a route to the OU it is for general interest only.

Living Streets

Working to make the streets you live, work, shop and play in safe, attractive and enjoyable spaces. We've been doing just that, since 1929.

We are all pedestrians, and our streets are the one public space we all use, everyday. At Living Streets, we think that they are worth fighting for. With our supporters, we work to create streets that really put people first. When we have streets we want to walk in, lives are transformed - we are healthier, happier and more sociable

For further information see the Living Streets Website.