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31 May – 2 June Lake District: bookings now open

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   Special weekend trip organised by Cranfield University’s Walks 
@photos courtesy of Cranfield University’s Walks: April 2012 trip to Lake District.

31 May- 2 June walking weekend in Lake District, cost: £50 members only. Cost includes: 2 nights accommodation in YHA hostel in Ambleside; breakfast on Saturday and Sunday; and an evening meal on Saturday evening.

Only 18 places available.UPDATE ON 29 APRIL: fully booked
Book your place now by paying the full amount to Glenda at CSA 1st floor.*           

Transport: car sharing, 3-4 drivers sought. Journey duration: 3.5 hours one way. Cost of petrol to be shared amongst occupants of each car. Food: For both days of walking you will need to provide yourself with a packed lunch, some high energy food to keep you going throughout the day and at least 1.5 litres of water. Itinerarydepart on Friday afternoon from Cranfield University, return back on Sunday evening. Detailed program will be available nearer to the date of each trip. Guide: An experienced walk leader and a member of staff.

Equipment: please note NO GEAR, NO GO policy for this trip. This includes walking boots (NO trainers!), waterproofs (jacket and trousers), warm clothes and a NON-COTTON base layer – and NO jeans please!.

Walks: Moderately challenging – Saturday walk about 14 miles. Shorter walk on Sunday morning. Exact program to be confirmed. Example route 1 and route 2.

* Please note that the cost of this trip has been  paid for in advance by CSA, to secure our places. Therefore bookings are refundable only in exceptional circumstances. Before a refund will be agreed, you will be asked to find a replacement.
Photos by our amazing photographers: Asteris, Ali and Periklis.
Find out who joined Cranfield University students last year on their trip to Lake District: see last year’s post.

Weekend in Snowdonia National Park

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   Special weekend trip organised by Cranfield University walks. Get to know UK more –  its amazing scenery, dramatic landscape and beautiful countryside.   

10th-11nd November, 2012 – walking in Snowdonia National Park- an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cost: £47 members, £57 non-members. Cost includes: 2 nights accommodation in YHA hostel Pen-Y-Pass, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning and an evening meal on Saturday night.

 Only 13 places available. Book your place now by paying the full amount to Glenda at CSA 1st floor.*   
Update on 10 October 2012: all places are now booked – sorry!
Snowdonia National Park. Photo by: Plas Dolmelynllyn Country Hotel

Transport: car sharing, 2 drivers sought. Journey duration: 3.5 hours one way (186 miles). Cost of petrol: to be shared amongst occupants of each car, can be calculated using an online calculator. Food: For both days of walking you will need to provide yourself with a packed lunch, some high energy food to keep you going throughout the day and at least 1.5 litres of water. Itinerarydepart on Friday afternoon from Cranfield University, return back on Sunday evening. Detailed program will be available nearer to the date of each trip. Guide: An experienced walk leader/member of staff and a former walking club member.

Equipment: please note NO GEAR, NO GO policy for this trip. This means that walking boots (NO other shoes!), waterproofs (including waterproof trousers), warm clothes and a NON-COTTON base layer are a must for this trip. NO jeans please!

Walk level: Challenging  – Saturday walk about 14 miles. Shorter walk on Sunday morning. Exact program to be confirmed.

Read about our earlier weekend trips with Cranfield University’s students to Lake District and Brecon Beacons National Parks.  

* Please note that the cost of this trip has been  paid for in advance by CSA, to secure our places. Therefore bookings are refundable only in exceptional circumstances. Before a refund will be agreed, you will be asked to find a replacement.

20-22 April, Lake District: book your place now

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   Special weekend trip organised by Cranfield University walks.

20th-22nd April, 2012 – walking in Lake District,  cost: £60 members, £70 non-members. Cost includes: 2 nights accommodation in YHA hostel Grasmere in Lake District, breakfast and an evening meal.

Only 13 places available.
Book your place now by paying the full amount to Glenda at CSA 1st floor.*           
Get to know UK more –  its amazing scenery, dramatic landscape and beautiful countryside.                                                        

 

Transport: car sharing, 3-4 drivers sought. Journey duration: 3.5 hours one way. Cost of petrol to be shared amongst occupants of each car. Food: For both days of walking you will need to provide yourself with a packed lunch, some high energy food to keep you going throughout the day and at least 1.5 litres of water. Itinerarydepart on Friday afternoon from Cranfield University, return back on Sunday evening. Detailed program will be available nearer to the date of each trip. Guide An experienced walk leader and a former walking club member.

Equipment: please note NO GEAR, NO GO policy for this trip. This includes walking boots (NO other shoes!), waterproofs, warm clothes and a NON-COTTON base layer and NO jeans please!.

Walks: Moderately challenging – Saturday walk about 14 miles. Shorter walk on Sunday morning. Exact program to be confirmed. Example route:                                                                                                                   http://www.stridingedge.net/walks/2004/8%20August/2.8.04.htm

* Please note that the cost of this trip has been  paid for in advance by CSA, to secure our places. Therefore bookings are refundable only in exceptional circumstances. Before a refund will be agreed, you will be asked to find a replacement.

30 October: White Horse, Uffington

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 8.00 am                                                                                                                      Return: circa 18:00 hours
Total walk length: circa 12 km (7.5 miles)                                                                                  Terrain: generally a mixture of hard paths and field paths. The route can be muddy after wet weather.                                                                                                                              WALKING BOOTS and rain jacket a must for this walk. For advice on clothing see here. 

Cost: £8 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £12 (includes transport, cost of educational visit & lunch).
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor by Tuesday 25 October                                                                                                                                         Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.

This event is sponsored by the Community Centre

Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an alt...
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A special guided walk by Andrew Foley, National Trust Ranger. Come and see the oldest chalk figure in England, dating back 3000 years.

Late lunch at The Fox and Hounds pub.                                                                            Download this walk