As part of promoting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park, on 3rd Novembers a group of BMKWT Board members walked a 5 mile section of the route between Wootton Green and the Forest Centre in Marston Vale with the aim of identifying suitable locations to mark the route of the Waterway Park in different ways. The Board members were joined by staff from the Forest of Marston Vale who already have a lot of experience in signposting routes and creating a sense of identity through simple artworks and planting schemes.
The walk started from Ridge Road in Kempston, past Bell Farm and on to Berry Wood before crossing the A421 via the underpass already constructed to take the waterway. The final section of the walk was alongside Stewartby Lake before finishing at the Forest Centre in Marston Vale. Although not all of the route is publicly accessible at the moment the Trust aims to work with the Forest of Marston Vale and other Consortium Partners to establish a clear and walkable route from Bedford to the Forest Centre.
The next step will be to seek agreement with landowners to mark the route and then secure funding to implement the project.