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.