Thursday 26 July: Lakes @ Milton Keynes

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Explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds Cranfield University        

    Update on 25 July: due to road works near Olney and heavy traffic in that direction, this walk will now be instead at Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes

Itinerary:                                                                                                                                      Meet at 5.30pm in front of Kings Norton Library. Return before 9pm.                                    Refreshments provided, bring some change for a drink at  Robin Hood pub                      Minibus places are limited  – book yours at CSA  (PS: CSA 1st floor is currently being refurbished, the office is temporarily on the ground floor)                                                        Cost: £3 for members of the Walking Society, £5 non-members.  Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.                                                            Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk in the countryside.

Walk to Clifton Reynes, Natural History Walks series, July 2011.Photo by Sharon Birkholz.

A repeat from last year’s mini series of special natural history walks led by Alan Nelson (School of Applied Sciences). Alan has in-depth knowledge of fauna and flora; dragonflies in particular. After a short ride to the outskirts of the historical town of Olney, this walk will take us across the fields to the quintessential English village of Clifton Reynes, popular with walkers. After a short stop at the local pub for a drink, we will head back, ending  the walk with a picnic in Emberton Country Park. 

This year the special natural history series are sponsored by the university’s central Energy & Environment Team:

20 June: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub)                                           27 June: Emberton Country Park and Olney with fish & chips                                                   19 July: Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes                                                                                      26 July: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub)

The walks are subject to good weather conditions – have a look at this website on the day of each walk to see if there’s an update.

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