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Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway

Description of Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway: A planned 15 mile waterway linking the Great Ouse at Bedford with the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes. This scheme is designed to open up the waterways of East Anglia and to form a new cruising ring while at the same time enhancing the local environment and economy.

History of Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway: In 1995 Brian Young had the idea of proposing this link and obtaining funding for it from the Millennium Commission. From this application the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was founded and although the millenniem application was not sucessesful the advantages of the scheme were recognised. In 2001 a feasibility study was completed and the project is underway backed by the Waterways Trust, British Waterways, the B&MK Waterway Trust and many other local and national organisations. For the history of earlier schemes see Bedford - Grand Junction Canal schemes.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Bedford - Grand Junction Canal project

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