Bedford and Milton Keynes waterways

The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park (the B&MK for short) will provide a green corridor at the heart of new developments in the area, linking communities and creating a unique sense of identity and place. It will connect the Fenland waterways with the main canal network, serve local people and enhance the local environment.

The project will connect the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes with the Great Ouse river at Bedford, creating Britain’s first major new waterway in a century and providing a cross-country link that connects east and west, opening up the Marston Vale region.

The waterway will provide a series of waterway parks, creating a green corridor with new places for walking, cycling, boating and fishing, and new wildlife habitats. It will also offer a new channel for water supply and drainage. It will showcase the best of 21st century engineering, landscaping and design.

Central Bedfordshire Council is one of 11 members of the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Consortium.

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