Saturday 14 April: walk & shop – Great Barford to Bedford

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A lovely walk along the River Ouse  followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop – perfect for those needing to do last-minute purchase before the  upcoming Lake District trip!-)

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 13 hours                                                                                                                         
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 17:30 hours                                                                                                           Refreshment stop at Danish Camp cafe                                                                                         In wet weather conditions; please wear waterproof boots or bring a change of shoes/socks as your feet will get wet.    

Cost: £7 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £10
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.

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

Photo by Ali Pakseresht

We are going to start in the village of Great Barford, famous by its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp  – described as Bedfordshire’s best kept secret (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the historical Dovecote. Walk finishes at Outdoor store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon outdoor shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots!

Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.