Woburn Deer Park (Sat. 17/05/14)

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Woburn Deer Park was set up by the Dukes of Bedford a few hundred years ago as a private ground to keep deer for hunting. The whole landscape gives scenic vistas with small hills, valleys, individual trees and wooded areas.

The walk will mainly be in the parkland, the woods, country paths and a bit of road. Usually we could see six different herds of deer! There is a very pleasant place for the lunchtime stop, where we can sit down on benches with view of a traditional village cricket ground and maybe undercover.

Woburn Deer Park. Woburn Abbey.
Woburn Deer Park. Woburn Abbey.
Activity date:  Saturday, 17th May
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:45
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  15:00
Walk length: 6.5 miles
Club members only?:  No. But limited spaces depending on the whole number and the drives’ number.
Sign up at:  Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Jing – Woburn” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 16th May by 1pm
Price:  £3 members  and £4 non members
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch for a lunch stop
Gear: Wear appropriate clothing and walking boots for a country walk taking into account the weather. It is liable to be wet and muddy underfoot.
Other information:  Drivers Wanted. If you have a car and are willing to drive please let us know in the email. The drive will be reimbursed.