31 October: All Hallows Eve Walk

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 7pm                                                                                                                                Return: before 22.00 hours                                                                                                          Total walk length: 7 km ( circa 4.5 miles)                                                                                         Terrain: suitable for wearing trainers                                                                                Refreshments at the end of the walk. 

Only 20 places available.                                                                                                             Cost: £2 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £5
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor                            Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.

St Mary's church tower - photo by Periklis Lolis

Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

Join us for the first ever Cranfield University’s Halloween walk on Monday evening. After a short journey to Cranfield village where the walk will start, we will continue along the Forest of Marston Vale to the neighbouring village of Marston Moretaine; ending there by the 15th century church of St Mary. This is a beautiful ancient church with an unusual detached tower that perhaps served once as a watchtower, or a place of refuge.

Light candles with us in the church graveyard for the upcoming day of “all souls” and soak up the magical atmosphere of the church lit up at night.  

Did you know? Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago. See also: http://www.halloween-website.com/history.htm


One thought on “31 October: All Hallows Eve Walk

    ksodo said:
    November 1, 2011 at 07:56

    Twenty of us attended the first ever evening walk organised at Cranfield University on Hallow Eve. We started at Wood End Rd at Cranfield village and walked on the 51 cycle route to Marston Moretaine. The weather was perfect; not too windy, not too cold. After arriving at St Mary’s church, we moved to The Bell pub for some tea and special Halloween cakes, prepared by Angela from Lodge Farm, North Crawley. Many thanks to Andrew Potter, staff member from School of Applied Sciences, who came up with an idea for this walk and who also shared with us some colourful local folklore stories.

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