The other side of the Chimneys – Stewartby (Sat. 15/02/14)

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You can see 4 chimneys looking in the direction of Bedford, the site of the Stewartby brickworks. We will get quite close to the chimneys and have a view of the brick making kilns. Stewartby was once the largest in the world employing 4,000 people producing 18 million bricks a week. It’s now redundant, leaving a model village (a village built by the industrialists to house their workers). The walk will mainly be on flat hard well-drained surfaces but soft and wet underfoot for the first and last parts.

Stewartby Brickworks to Cardington Airship Sheds. 2009. By Tony Margiocchi (Snapperz).
Stewartby Brickworks to Cardington Airship Sheds. 2009. By Tony Margiocchi (Snapperz).
Activity date:  Saturday 15th February
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield   University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:45
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  15:00
Walk length (Km):  9.5 km (6 miles)
Club members only?:  No
Sign up at: walking@cranfield.ac.uk (Subject: LILY- STEWARTBY WALK, If you have a car and could give a lift (that would be great) please say it in the email)
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 14th February (before   1:00 PM)
Price: £2members, £3non-members (for transport, be will collected on   that walking day, and please take the exact money)
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch.
Gear: Comfortable clothes and   footwear, better hiking boots because the path may be muddy, and waterproof   clothing.  Always carry some water with you.
Other information:  None