More than walking
Step back in time! Join us for a walk to the historical market town of Olney with its Victorian-themed Christmas market.
Meet in front of the Main Reception Depart at 11am Return: circa 16.30 hours Total walk length: circa 2 km (1miles) Surface: muddy at river meadows walking to Olney, then tarmac. Cost: £5 members, £8 non-members.
After a short taxi ride, about 15km north from Cranfield University, this walk will take us across the fields from the quintessential English village of Clifton Reynes, popular with walkers, to the market town of Olney. We will pass Olney river meadows of the River Great Ouse and beautiful St Peter and St Paul church.
Olney Christmas Market: On 4th December the annual ‘Dickens of a Christmas’ market will take place in Olney; with market traders dressed in Victorian clothes and stalls offering everything from gifts, holly wreaths and wrapping to delicious mulled wine and hot chocolate. Learn more on Olney’ town council’s website.
For history of the market town of Olney, click here.
- WW2 Trainers: Tiger Moth, Hawker Tomtit, Po2, Blackburn B2, and Avro Tutor
- Hawker Trio: Hind, Demon (with visiting Nimrod)
- WWI: Avro 504K, Sopwith Pup, Bristol F2b, Bristol M1C, and SE5a
As this is the 70th anniversary of the formal conclusion of WW2 live wartime music will set the scene and you’ll also be able to enjoy a 1940s-style street party with buffet.
We will begin with a stroll around the beautiful Swiss gardens, then people will be free to visit the engineers workshop, where the engineers will be readying the planes for flight. The show starts at 14:00.
Entry fee normally costs £28 but the walking society are offering members a discounted price of £20 which will also include transport to the venue. We are of course as always looking for drivers. Please let us know if you are interested by the deadlines below so we can arrange transport and book tickets.
|Activity date:||Sunday 5th of May|
|Meeting point:||The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)|
|Departing time from Cranfield:||10:30|
|Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):||17:30|
|Walk length (Km):||3 Km (a little stroll)|
|Club members only?:||No but limited spaces.|
|Sign up at:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Sarah – Shuttleworth airshow)|
|Sign-up deadline:||Sign up by 1pm Friday 10th April, Money to be submitted to the CSA office by 15th April to confirm place.|
|Price:||£20 for members, £28 non-members (Includes transport and entry fee)|
|Meal provided?:||Food is not included. There is a restaurant at the Shuttleworth, but we recommend bringing a packed lunch as it will be busy.|
|Gear:||Warm, comfortable clothes and footwear as we will be outside all day and additional waterproof clothing in case it rains. Always carry some water with you.|
|Other information:||Drivers needed please|