Wandering the Rivers & Canals of Wolverton!
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Join us on this 9 mile Sunday walk taking in the Grand Union Canal & Great Ouse River as we wander around the countryside north of Milton Keynes
We will start our walk in Wolverton, using the path to head along the Grand Union Canal, before heading through the site of Wolverton medieval village.
Walking along side River Great Ouse we head into the village of Cosgrove for hopefully a drink at a canal side pub.
Starting our walk back to Wolverton we cross over the Iron Trunk Aqueduct which opened in 1811, allowing the Grand Union to cross 12 metres above the River Great Ouse!
We will then wander back through a number of country parks to our starting point in Wolverton!
Is it dog friendly? Dogs are welcome but please note and abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h) and be prepared for a couple of stiles / hills on the walk. Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.
New Members - I would like to warmly welcome any new members looking perhaps to try this as their first Outdoor Lads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message me.
Photo credits: All photos taken by Ian Williams. Permission given to OutdoorLads to reuse
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
A packed lunch and plenty to drink, especially if it's going to be a warm day. We will to stop at a pub in Cosgrove, however this will only be for drinks etc.