Dunstable Downs (Sun.16/03/14)

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Dunstable Downs is an extensive chalk and grassland region designated as one of 38 Areas of Natural Outstanding Beauty in the UK. This will be a circular walk starting and ending at Chilterns Gateway Centre, 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. Don’t miss the amazing views, kite flying, and an opportunity to taste the traditional Bedfordshire Clanger!

Dunstable Downs

Activity date:  Sunday 16th of March
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:30
Arriving time to Cranfield (aprox):  16:30
Walk length (Km):  10 Km (approx.)
Club members only?:  No
Sign up at:  Email: walking@cranfield.ac.uk; Subject ‘ALEX – Dunstable Downs’
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 14th March @ 1pm
Price:  £4 members, £6 non-members
Meal provided?:  No, but you can buy something in the Visitor Centre
Gear: Comfortable clothes and footwear, better hiking boots because the path may be muddy, and waterproof clothing. Always carry enough water with you.
Other information:  ‘Drivers Wanted‘ If you are willing to drive please let us know. Many Thanks.
Whipsnade