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Olney River Meadows

Wonderful walks on the criss-crossing footpaths on the meadows in Olney. Great for a short walk, or follow link below for 8 mile circular walk. OS Explorer map for this walk is sheet no. 207.

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 Location: in Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Weston Underwood

Quaint with a capital Q, this is the epitome of the English village, complete with a pub with beer garden and terrace. The centre of the village is OS grid reference SP8650.

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Located 0.5 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Emberton Country Park

Emberton Country Park is a taste of the country, just a short walk or ride from Olney. You can take several circular walks & rides from here to neighbouring villages. (O.S Landranger map for Northampton & Milton Keynes (sheet 152) covers the area.

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Located 1 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton Reynes

A village about one mile eastward from Olney - a pleasant stroll over the river from Olney.

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Located 3 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Harold-Odell Country Park

A peaceful lakeside walk, with chances to spot all kinds of wildlife - with bird seed usually available to buy, and a cafe. Also has a mountain cycle track, skate ramp and kick board.

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Located 5 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half day 

 

 

 

 

Salcey Forest

Experience the 'Tree Top Walk' - a wooden platform that takes you above Salcey Forest. For children the fallen down trees & playarea are engaging and there are plenty of trails.

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Located 5 miles from Olney

Visit takes: half day 

 

 

 

 

Three Shires Way

Olney is a perfect base for the Three Shires Way. This bridleway has tranquil landscape and parts of ancient woodlands. Whether you want to walk, cycle or ride, the Three Shires Way takes you through some of the loveliest of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire along its 49 miles.

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Located 7 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Emmaus Village, Carlton

The Emmaus charity supports previously homeless people. The site in Carlton has a shops and bsitro. There are many walks around the site, you are welcome to park and get a map at the Bistro.

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Located 7.2 miles from Olney

 

 

 
 

 

Daisy Bank

A walk & picnic Site in Bedfordshire with lovely views north across the Ouse Valley to Odell.

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Located 9 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Willen Lake

An enjoyable place to wander.

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Greensand Ridge Walk

An amazing long distance route which passes through 3 counties. 40 miles in total, the route is split into five sections, with walks of between 8-10 miles. OS Explorer maps 192, 193 and 208.

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Located 11 miles from Olney

 

 

 
 

 

The Parks Trust

The trust manages the huge number of parks in MK and offers a great range of guided walks, special events and family theme day.

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Located 11 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Stanwick Lakes

Surrounded by lovely countryside and lots of wildlife and with a massive outdoor adventure playground for children.

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Located 13 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Brogborough Gateway Trail

There are walks, an orienteering course and picnic site, close to Junction 13 of the M1.

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Located 14 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Priory Country Park - Bedford

Country Park with an all-weather path around the main lake which is suitable for cycles, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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Located 14 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Aspley Woods

One of the largest areas of woodland in Bedfordshire - a very popular place for off-road cycling, walking and horse riding with miles upon miles of bridleways as well as great views.

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Located 14.5 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Marston Vale

Millenium Country Park has a Forest Centre & 600 acres with traffic free trails to cycle or walk. There's been massive tree planting to create a new forest for this Century; the trees are young but growing!

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Located 16 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day-Day 

 

 

 

 

Stockgrove Country Park

These ancient woodlands offer a lovely valley and meadows across 80 acres and a mixture of Georigan parkland and heath and grasslands. There is a wonderful diversity of wildlife and rare oak trees.

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Located 17 miles from Olney

 

 

 

 

 

Brixworth Country Park

This is a country Park offering some different experiences: from the sensory garden to the sculpture trail. You can try yourself out as the human sunclock or tackle the mini turf maze.

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Located 17.5 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day 

 

 

 

 

Stowe Landscape Garden

Stowe is one of Europe's most influential landscape gardens, with delightful planting and wonderful structures.

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Located 21 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day-Day 

 

 

 

 

Waddesdon Manor

The Victorian Garden is one of the finest in Britain.

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Located 23 miles from Olney

Visit takes: Half Day-Day