Since Cranfield University’s Walks formed in April 2011 many students participated in its activities, which enabled them to discover the UK’s extensive network of footpaths and enjoy and appreciate beauty of the UK’s countryside. If you are a new student coming to Cranfield University and thinking of joining, hear from our existing and past members about their experiences of being part of the society:
Today I am talking to Stephan. Hello Stephan! Tell us something about yourself. I studied for a PhD in Welding at the former School of Applied Sciences.
What were your 3 favourite Cranfield University’s Walks events and why? Peak District -> A good experience to get sweaty in the snow, Hadrian’s Wall -> A very nice view and great community working together, Grand Union Canal -> met my current girlfriend (and future wife) on this walk.
What walking boots and other walking gear did you have that you found indispensable during the walks? My boots are from Timberland; additionally I wear a pair of winter socks (against rubbing). Depending on the walk’s length, terrain, and weather, I would also bring along Pressure Point Foam Padding (foot), blister plaster, a torch, a whistle, waterproof trousers and jacket, minimum three layers (T-shirt, pullover, jacket), anti-mosquito spray, sunscreen, some emergency plaster and disinfection pads. When going for a walk I always bring along a bottle of water, fruit and something savoury to eat. And a lot of endurance and readiness to have fun together.
What did being a member of Cranfield University’s Walks mean to you? To me, it still means having a lot of fun with people I’ve never seen before. Getting together in a group and trying to achieve a common goal. I (we) will soon be back for one of the future walks organised by the society.
Why would you recommend anyone at Cranfield University to join the walking society? You join a society which is run by students. So it relies on you having to organise one thing or two, but this is the joy of it. The walking society makes you socialize with unknown faces.
Thank you, Stephan, nice talking to you. All the best in your future endeavours and keep in touch!
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