Linford Wood Art Trail

The Art trail in Linford Wood is ideal if you have small children who are happy to go for a walk and like exploring – but don’t necessarily love walking great long distances. There is a free car park which is located just off the V7 Saxon Street between the H3 Monks Way and the H4 Dansteed Way in Milton Keynes – just look for turning at the BP Garage. There is a map showing where the art trail is within the wood – we found it really easy to find. As you walk along it there are many carvings to find – some are easy to spot, others are set back slightly. We liked looking at the tree stump which has lots of faces in it (we counted ten).

My toddler’s favourite carving was E.T which is located at the top of the trail. When you get to the end turn left then right to see Rupert the Bear. We turned round to walk down the path which runs parallel to the art trail and found another couple of carvings. It doesn’t take that long to walk around the circuit so we did it twice and found a few more the second time around. We went in March 2015 – it was REALLY muddy. Thank goodness I put my toddler in wellies. If you go at a similar time of year do think twice before taking a buggy (I would have struggled to get ours through the mud) or a baby in a carrier (I would have worried about slipping over!) When it’s less boggy you’d be fine with both. There are no toilets or facilities. If you’re travelling from further afield you may like to combine it with a visit to The Dragon Park in Great Linford and The Little Bookshop.


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