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Woburn Deer Park (Sat. 17/05/14)

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Woburn Deer Park was set up by the Dukes of Bedford a few hundred years ago as a private ground to keep deer for hunting. The whole landscape gives scenic vistas with small hills, valleys, individual trees and wooded areas.

The walk will mainly be in the parkland, the woods, country paths and a bit of road. Usually we could see six different herds of deer! There is a very pleasant place for the lunchtime stop, where we can sit down on benches with view of a traditional village cricket ground and maybe undercover.

Woburn Deer Park. Woburn Abbey.
Woburn Deer Park. Woburn Abbey.
Activity date:  Saturday, 17th May
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:45
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  15:00
Walk length: 6.5 miles
Club members only?:  No. But limited spaces depending on the whole number and the drives’ number.
Sign up at:  Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Jing – Woburn” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 16th May by 1pm
Price:  £3 members  and £4 non members
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch for a lunch stop
Gear: Wear appropriate clothing and walking boots for a country walk taking into account the weather. It is liable to be wet and muddy underfoot.
Other information:  Drivers Wanted. If you have a car and are willing to drive please let us know in the email. The drive will be reimbursed.

GO-APE: tree top adventure (Sun. 09/03/14)

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We need drivers please!!!

Get in touch with your inner Tarzan, and join us for this tree top adventure.  Go Ape offers two to three hours of tree top high wires, tricky crossing (using ladders, walkways, tunnels) and of course flying through the air on the zip wires and Tarzan swing.

Go Ape 4

This adventure normally costs £30, but we will do it for £25 which will include transport there and back. We need drivers for this event so let us know if you can.

Go Ape 5

Activity date:  Sunday 9th of March
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  11:15
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  16:00
Walk length (Km): N/A
Club members only?:  No (only 15 spaces available)
Sign up at: Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Pedro – Go Ape” in subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 28th of February
Price:  £25
Meal provided?:  No, but you can buy food in the place, or bring along some lunch.
Gear: We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). We recommend gloves. Long hair must be tied back.
Other information:  Don’t sign up if you think you may be pregnant 😉

Go Ape promotional video (bear in mind that we will only do the Tree Adventure):

Luminaries Woburnensis (Lantern walk) (Sat. 07/12/13)

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Luminaries Woburnensis – stemming from the latin “to shine”, this atmospheric night time walk is not to be missed.
Kicking off with a view of the Chinese Dairy, the walk will continue with views of art installations, ice sculptors and the opportunity to launch your own lantern across the lake – a feast for all our photographers!

Speaking of feast, there is food and hot drinks available to buy on the night (cost £10) however they accept CASH payments only. 

Ice sculpture. Luminaries Woburnensis. Woburn Abbey. February 2012.
Ice sculpture. Luminaries Woburnensis. Woburn Abbey. February 2012.
Activity date: Saturday 7th of December
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  16:30
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  20:30
Walk length:  Not very long
Club members only?:  No, (but limited to 20 people only)
Sign up at:  walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Sarah – Woburn Abbey” in title
Sign-up deadline:  29th of November @ 13:00 (as need to book tickets)
Price:  £8 for members £10 for non-members
Meal provided?:  No but you can buy hot drinks and food there.
Gear: Please wear appropriate clothing.  This is an outdoor event and the route through the gardens will include walking on grass – which can get muddy in winter conditions.  Bring a torch if you want.
Other information:  There will be a lunchtime meet-up to collect money, if I have 20 names before 29th November I will email them with the date/time to meet. Find here the original description of the event in the Woburn website.