Milton Keynes has a 200 km network of cycleways/footpaths for pedestrians and cyclists called the Redway system, generally surfaced with red tarmac, which crisscrosses most of the city. The national SUSTRANS cycle network runs to and through the city. The Swans Way long distance path does the same.
Central Milton Keynes has an important regional retail center. It includes Middleton Hall that plays host to exhibitions, fairs, and displays throughout the year.
Milton Keynes Dons
Milton Keynes is home to the National Badminton Centre and the National Hockey Stadium, (which is also the temporary home ground to Milton Keynes Dons F.C., pending completion of a permanent 30,000 seater stadium near Bletchley).
Station SquareNear the station, the “Planet Ice” ice rink is used for professional and amateur ice hockey plus leisure skating. See Sport in Milton Keynes Ice hockey for details. Also near the station, there is a covered “urban skateboarding” arena known as the Buszy, but the wide expanses and slopes of the station plaza remain very popular among boarders.
There is a high-security prison, HMP Woodhill, on the western boundary of the city. Nearby, the Xscape Dome includes an indoor snow slope, a multiplex cinema, skydiving simulator, climbing wall and sports-related retail outlets. Willen Lakeside Park hosts watersports, and the North Lake is a bird sanctuary.
Information Milton Keynes
Part of the Blue LagoonThe Blue Lagoon Local Nature Reserve in Bletchley. Milton Keynes will soon be covered by a high-speed WiMax network and the central area will additionally have free WiFi. (Availability of conventional ADSL broadband in some parts of Milton Keynes suffers from the fact that British Telecom used very long runs from the exchanges and used aluminum rather than copper cabling. Also, the cable TV network was one of the earliest to be installed in the UK and apparently cannot support broadband).
Traveling by Train in England and London – Information on getting and reading your train ticket, the high speed, and regional train system; a link of train schedules.