Hundreds of miles of Redways and Leisure Routes to explore
Milton Keynes has one of the best cycling networks in the UK, known as the Redways, as well as miles of leisure routes through green spaces. Below are a variety of cycle routes options. We’ll be adding maps and gps download files over the coming months to make it easy for you to find your way.
The Redway Map was updated in 2018 and shows all of the MK Redways, Redway Super Routes and Leisure Routes as well as other quiet roads and lanes that are suitable for cycling.
Heritage Trails and Millennium Route
Milton Keynes has an existing, waymarked route called the Millennium Route. It is 12 miles long and uses quiet and picturesque paths to visit some of the cities best heritage and cultural destinations. The route can be seen on the interactive map by selecting it from the menu.
There are also four other existing Heritage Trails with associated leaflets to follow which cover a range of distances and travel further afield. We’ll add the maps soon.
There are five Cultural Routes (derived from the older heritage routes) that form a Grand Tour of MK. View the route maps and information about the points of interest on our cultural routes page.
National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network now passes within one mile of half the UK population and it continues to grow with just over 12,000 miles of routes and links in the UK.
Two National Cycle Routes pass through Milton Keynes – NCR 6 and NCR 51. Both can be seen on the interactive map. Visit the Sustrans website to view the entire NCN network.
MK Architectural Model Trail by Cabinet of Curiosities
One of five new commissions for ‘Reclaim the Redways’ – developed to encourage more use of the Redways post the COVID-19 pandemic and funded by Milton Keynes City Council. Cabinet of Curiosities is a design studio who were inspired by Milton Keynes’ iconic architecture. For this route which starts at Milton Keynes Arts Centre and finishes at Bradwell Windmill, the artists have created a series of sustainable habitats designed and made out of wood including bird boxes, bat boxes and an insect hotel. Taking specific inspiration from buildings such as The Point and MK Gallery, as well as housing found in Eaglestone, the electric colour palette of red, yellow and blue and the rigid geometric forms recalls the design influence of the De Stijl art movement on the architecture and design of Milton Keynes.
The trail runs along the Railway Walk from – MK Arts Centre, Great Linford Manor Park to Bradwell Windmill, Bradville.
Find and discover the trail Cabinet of Curiosity Activity Sheet
Grid Spinners – A Milton Keynes Magical Mystery Tour
Follow Thomas Gray and Grid Arts on their year long adventure discovering Milton Keynes by bicycle. Filmed almost entirely from the perspective of a very special three person bicycle.