Update on Saturday morning 6 October: due to a long period of rain yesterday evening, please note that this route might be bit muddy today. If your shoes are not waterproof, you may want to bring with you a change of socks or another pair of shoes just in case.
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop by the large chestnut tree Depart at 12.30 hours 13.15 hours – meeting Paul, our guide, at Cranfield village; by the gate where the footpath from Cranfield University leads into the road (click on the hyperlink to see the point as an arrow on this map). For those who live in Cranfield village, you can join us there at 13.15 hours. Total walk length: circa 13.5 km (8.5 miles) Return: circa 17.30 hours Bring with you a packed lunch and a bottle of water (optional stop at Co-op supermarket at Cranfield village) Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths. There is no cost associated with attending this walk. No bookings required, just turn up. Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.
Photos from last year’ walk: More than 30 Cranfield University’s students enjoyed this pleasant walk through Cranfield’s countryside on one sunny October day.
On Saturday 6 October we are going to do a repeat of last year’s walk led by Paul from Cranfield village. The weather forecast is perfect – sunshine all day long! Paul is a keen walker and a member of Ouse Valley Ramblers walking group. Paul says about this walk: “This will be a circular walk from Cranfield village in south-easterly direction, taking in woods and open fields; providing good views of the undulating countryside. It will introduce students to some of the features of Bedfordshire with a bit of information on the industrial history of the area. This route might be bit muddy and there’s one very low stile to cross over.”
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop by the large chestnut tree Depart at 14.30 hours Return back at Cranfield University at circa 17.30 hours Total walk length: circa 6 km (3.7 miles) Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths – it may be muddy. There are some stiles to climb over. There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.
Expect some delicious cakes and ice cream. And a great opportunity to ask Angela about Lodge Farm’s non-homegenised milk, say hello to the cows and chickens or have a go at the trampoline.
A walk to Lodge Farm is one of the most popular local walks that Cranfield University’s students enjoy – check some of the photos from our past walks there!-)