Stewartby Lake and Tree planting (08/02/2015)

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The plan is to go for a walk around the lake where we will do a stop to have a snack/lunch and later on to go to plant some trees.

There will be two meeting points -Cranfield University and Cranfield Village-, please let us know where you will be joining us (so we don’t leave anyone behind).

A bit of history for those who are interested: back in the 1930s, Stewartby Lake was a clay pit from which bricks were made. It remained so for some 30 years, until its use was no longer required. Ten years later it was filled with water and the beginnings of a leisure facility were born.

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  Helping to build the Forest of Marston Vale

Creation of the Forest of Marston Vale is the largest environmental regeneration project in Bedfordshire, covering 61 square miles between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Let’s help planting a few trees!

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Activity date:  Sunday 8th February
Meeting point: Main entrance (Cranfield University)Co-operative Food (Cranfield Village)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10.30(Cranfield University)10.45 (Cranfield Village)
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  16:00
Walk length: 6.5 km
Club members only?:  No. But limited spaces depending on the whole number.
Sign up at:  Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Nelia – Stewartby Lake and Tree planting” in the subject title and where you will join us
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 6th February by 1pm
Price: Free!
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch for a lunch stop
Gear: Wear appropriate clothing and walking boots taking into account the weather. It is liable to be wet and muddy underfoot
Other information: Drivers may be needed. If you have a car and are willing to drive please let us know in the email. The drive will be reimbursed