“The Jewel in the Crown”, Bedford walk (Sat. 06/06/15)

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Undoubtedly the Jewel in Bedford’s Crown is the Embankment area and the River Great Ouse. Find out how the construction of this part of the town came about and of the many important features that stand on either side of the river but are often overlooked

These include the very rare trees, somebedford embankment unusual bridges, the extra special War Memorial (rated as the 5th most important in the world), and you’ll hear the story of a major collector of some….ahem….unusual items!

We are delighted to have the very entertaining Trevor, an official Bedford tour guide, back again to take us on another adventure around Bedford! The walk will be along the riverbank and will take about 2 hours. As we are travelling by bus you are free to explore Bedford yourself after and return when you want.

The walk is free, but please let us know if you intend to come so that we can let Trevor know the numbers.

Activity date: Saturday 6th June, 2015
Meeting point:  Bus stop, main gate (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield: 11:05am
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  16:00
Walk length: 2.5 miles
Club members only?:  No. But please let us know if you are coming so we can tell the tour guide
Sign up at:  Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Baba – Bedford Walks” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 5th  June  by 1pm
Price: Free (except you will need to pay the bus fare – remember to bring your student cards!)
Meal provided?: No, bring snacks and water if you wish
Gear: We will be walking on footpaths so normal footwear is ok however bring a water/windproof jacket as it is supposed to be very windy this weekend…and it’ll probably rain as it’s the UK!