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Country Walk around Emmaus Village Carlton (Sat. 28/06/14)

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Join us for a country walk around Emmaus Village Carlton.
Emmaus Village Carlton is a local charity that not only offers homeless people the opportunity to help themselves, but to help others. Its idea originates from the birth of the Emmaus Movement in post-war France, advocated by Abbe Pierre.

Walk & Shop: The Emmaus Village Carlton Shops and Bistro are Open
10:00 – 4:30 Tue – Sat. Perfect for low cost second-hand shopping if you need kitchen items (glasses, cutlery, plates, bowls, cute china cups) , books, lamps, picture frames, flower pots and furniture! Also drop off point available – if you are moving out soon from your student accommodation, drop off any unwanted items and prevent them going into landfill.

Emmaus Village

Activity date:  Saturday, 28th June
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:45
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  16:00
Walk length: 5.5 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 – Emmaus” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 27th June by 1pm
Price:  £3 members  and £4 non-members ( this may change if we have drivers)
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch for a picnic. Besides, at the end of the walk, we can enjoy some cakes (afternoon tea) at a cafe in Emmaus which provide yummy cakes (the society will buy the cakes!); always bring some water with you.
Gear: Wear appropriate clothing for a country walk, bearing in mind the prevailing weather and boots for a walk on farm paths.
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.

Saturday 21 July: Odell-Bozeat-Harrold special walk

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Special walk through the beautiful Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire countryside, with cream teas served in Bozeat

Walk itinerary:      
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 13.00 am                                                                                                                    Return back circa 19.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 20 km (12.5 miles)                                                                                    Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths – it may be muddy.                                                                                                                                                   Refreshments:  cream teas served at Bozeat.  Final stop at The Bell pub in Odell for drinks.                                                                                                                                            Transport: 16-seater minibus. Please email us to book a place.
                                           Cost: this is a fundraiser. Attendees are asked 2 make a donation on the day. Thank you! -)

Photos from Harrold-Bozeat-Odell walk  in August 2011. © Cranfield University Walks, 2011 – 2012.

Repeat of one of our popular events  from last year: join us on a circular walk that starts in the beautiful Harrold- Odell Country Park in North Bedfordshire. Walk continues through the charming village of Odell; continuing through the woods and pass the Poddington Airfield that hosted US army during the World War II and a Polish camp until 1956-7. Next entering the enchanting Forty Foot (Acre) Woods with its spectacular hide and then soon onto the fields surrounding the village of Bozeat. There we are invited into the garden of Glenda and Robert for a light lunch and some traditional English cream teas. Followed by another hour’s walk back to the village of Harrold and to the lake of Harrold-Odell Country park. Last stop – The Bell pub in Odell.

Cream teas @ Bozeat: Glenda’s husband served a long time in Royal Navy and so she is an avid supporter of The Royal British Legion and Help the Heroes charities. Therefore instead of being charged for our amazing cream teas this Saturday, Glenda asks us to make a donation on the day that will go towards the charities that she supports. Transport is paid for by the walking society ‘Cranfield University Walks‘.