Caldecotte Lake

Saturday 18th February: Milton Keynes Walk – Caldecotte and Willen Lakes

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Discover Milton Keynes: Join us for a lovely walk along the picturesque Caldecotte and Willen Lakes, admire the unique Peace Pagoda and a historical church. Great views all around!

Walk itinerary: Meet in front of the Main Reception  Depart at 11.30am. Return: circa 17:00 hours. Total walk length: circa 10km. Stop for refreshments at Caldecotte Arms  Surface mostly suitable for trainers but can be muddy and wet underfoot. Transport provided from the university and back.

Cost: £5 members, £7 members. Cost covers transport, pay for own refreshments. Limited number of places available, book by Friday evening 17th February.

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P1320146Photo from a past walk: Cranfield University students enjoying a visit to Milton Keynes.



NEW – Natural History Walks Summer 2012

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Explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds Cranfield University            

The series are sponsored by the university’s central Energy & Environment Team

20 June: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub)                                           28 June: Emberton Country Park and Olney with fish & chips                                                   19 July: Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes                                                                                      26 July: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub

Itinerary:                                                                                                                                      Meet at 5.30pm in front of Kings Norton Library. Return before 9pm.                                     Refreshments provided.                                                                                                                   Places are limited  – book yours at CSA 1st floor.                                                                         Cost: £3 for members of the Walking Society, £5 non-members.  Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.                                                            Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk in the countryside.

These walks are subject to good weather conditions – have a look at this website on the day of each walk to see if there’s an update.

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Photos from our last year’s Natural History Walks series, July 2011.

Last year in July Cranfield University Walks, with the support of the Community Development Office, ran a mini series of special natural history walks that were led by Alan Nelson, staff from School of Applied Sciences. Alan has in-depth knowledge of fauna and flora; dragonflies in particular. Three of these special walks took place: to Caldecotte Lake; from Olney to Clifton Reynes; and around Emberton Country Park. The events proved to be extremely popular, with more than 20 students and staff attending the first two events and a smaller number attending the third (due to  poor weather on that day).

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Saturday 9 June: River – canal walk @ Milton Keynes

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 12.30 hours                                                                                                                   Return back circa 16.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 11 km (7 miles)                                                                                         Walk leaders:  Diane and Alan (School of Engineering)                                                       Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths – it is likely to be muddy.                                                                                                                                     Stop for refreshments at Caldecotte Arms                                                                            Transport: car sharing – Please let us know whether you require transport or have available spaces in your car to offer.

 Canal – river – lakes is the theme for tomorrow. The adverse weather has changed our plans yet again – a walk at Woburn Abbey grounds is now being postponed and instead we are going to go for a walk along the Grand Union Canal and river in Milton Keynes, pass the Caldecotte and Willen Lakes.

Caldecotte Lake during our visit last year – will we get some sunshine tomorrow? © Cranfield University Walks, 2011 – 2012.