Sunday 14 October: Special interest walk – Dunstable Downs NOT CANCELLED

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Dunstable Downs: an extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a walk not to be missed!-)

Amazing views, kite flying and an opportunity to taste the traditional Bedfordshire clanger.

UPDATE ON 11 OCTOBER: DUE TO HEAVY RAIN FORECASTED ON SUNDAY, THIS WALK IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

UPDATE ON 13 October: the walk is back on and we still have  places available – if interested, get in touch with us to book – email walking@cranfield.ac.uk

Walk itinerary: 
 Meet in front of the Cafe Book Shop
Depart at 12:30 PM
Total walk length: circa 10 km (6 miles).                                                                                     Return: circa 18:00 hours.                                                                                                           Terrain: can be bit muddy, there are some stiles to climb over.  Wear walking boots or trainers plus other clothing suitable for country paths.

Stop for lunch at the Chilterns Gateway Centre at the start of the walk.

 Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor

Please note: Cost associated is £5 for members and £10 for non members.                          

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

                   

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Dunstable Downs are one of the 38 Areas of Natural Outstanding Beauty designated in the UK. Learn about Dunstable Downs’s fascinating geology thanks to our walk leader David Thompson, who teaches this subject at Birbeck College, University of London.

This will be a circular walk starting and ending at Chilterns Gateway Centre, that is located about 30 km (19 miles) south of Cranfield University.This pleasant walk will take us along the boundary of Whipsnade Wildlife Park , after a stop to see the Whipsnade Tree Cathedral that was planted by Mr EK Blyth between 1931 and 1939.