We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

News article created on 21 July 2017

Enjoy a free waterside sports day in Milton Keynes

As part of the MK50 celebrations people living in Milton Keynes will have the chance to enjoy some free waterside sporting activities, as part of a summer fun day organised by us on Saturday 29 July.

Canoeing on the canal Canoeing on the canal

The event, taking place at Campbell Park alongside the Grand Union Canal, will give people the opportunity to try canoeing and angling, improve their cycling skills and join a 2km fun run. Free canoeing is also taking place from 1pm – 4pm at Willen Lake.

We are working in partnership with Sport England, the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Redway Runners and Willen Lake Watersports to arrange the day. The aim is to encourage more people to get involved with sport whilst enjoying a day exploring their local canal.

Joe Sammon, our sports participation manager, said: "The Canal & River Trust is delighted to be able to host this activity day and help give people the opportunity to try fun, sporting activities that they perhaps may not have experienced before."

"As a charity, we’re always looking at ways we can help people to enjoy their local waterway, from being on the water or the towpath, there’s lots of ways to discover what your local canal has to offer, from fishing and canoeing to cycling and walking. And the best part is - it’s right on your doorstep."

The event is free. Activities run from 10am - 4pm. To book your place to try canoeing please email willenlake@theparkstrust.com or call 01908 246 599. Other activities are run on a drop-in basis.

Anyone attending is encouraged to wear waterproofs and suitable footwear and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Age restrictions apply to some of the activities. Refreshments will be available.