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Trail blaze MK’s cultural routes this summer

Date Posted:21/07/2020



With new routines for a lot of people, there’s never been a better time to explore MK over the summer months, whether it’s for a run, walk or bike ride.

Over the next few weeks, new and easy-to-follow wayfinding markers will be popping up across MK’s existing cultural routes. Each route is colour coded and have QR codes linking to more information about its history.

Each of the routes are approximately 10 miles long, with a 5-mile shortcut and they all connect to one another across the borough’s Redway network. The five routes are listed below:

  • Yellow route theme                Cars, boats and trains
  • Blue route theme                   Ancient and Modern Milton Keynes
  • Green route theme                Rivers, lakes and dinosaurs
  • Iron route theme                    Romans, rivers, trams and trains
  • Cornflower theme                  Woods, frogs and a Toot

A few things you can come across include the iconic concrete cows, art trails, the Light Pyramid in Campbell Park even you can even cross over the world’s oldest cast iron bridge.

Cllr Emily Darlington Cabinet Member for the Public Realm said, “The new simple wayfinding signs along with the interactive maps provides a great way to visit and explore the greatness of MK and its offering to anyone who either works, lives or visits the city. The routes include cultural destinations, historic sites, MK’s vast parks and open spaces.”

“Don’t forget to share your pictures on our social channels exploring the cultural trails over the next few months,” added Cllr Darlington.

The colour coded routes will match what you will be able to see across the routes. There’s never been a better time to get exploring! For more info visit the website: https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/cycling/cultural-routes

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