Cranfield University

Exploring Cranfield – part 1, to the East (Sat. 19-10-2013)

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Exploring Cranfield – part 1 is a walk from Cranfield walking down into Marsden Vale to the East and back along the ridge. Besides taking in some quite beautiful lovely country views along the way, we can as well get to know some local industrial, social and geological history. Let’s walk around Cranfield and get to know the place where we live!

Paul, who is going to lead this walk, is an experienced and keen rambler from Cranfield Village. He has kindly lead quite a few walks in and out Cranfield last year, and he is going to lead a few walks this year too.

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Date: Saturday 19th of October of 2013

Meeting point: In front of Cafe Bookshop
Departing time from Cranfield University: 10:30 am
  Meeting Paul, our guide, at Cranfield village at 11:00 am; by the gate where the footpath across the airfield from Cranfield University leads into the road. For those who live in Cranfield village, you can join us there.
Arriving time to Cranfield: 3:00 pm (approx)
Walk length : 5.5 miles (approx):
Club members only?:
Sign up at:
Sign-up deadline:
Gear: Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths.
Other information Bring with you a packed lunch and a drink (at Cranfield village there will be an opportunity to pop into the Co-op for provisions)

Cranfield Clubs & Societies Fair. JOIN THE CLUB! (5 and 8-10-2013)

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The Cranfield Clubs & Societies Fair will be in the CSA on:

  • Saturday – 5th of October 17:00-20:00
  • Tuesday – 8th of October 12:30-14:00

Go there and look for the Walking Society’s stand. Meet some of the walkers and ask all you want to know about the club. But above all, do not miss the opportunity to join the Walking Society.

– Why join the Walking Society?

– 1) Because you like exercise, being outdoors, and meeting people. 2) Because we have itineraries for all tastes: half day excursions starting from Cranfield for the ramblers, beautiful days-out for the walkers, and amazing weekends in the National Parks for the hikers. 3) Because in this club there is always something new to learn; Have you ever done climbing? Do you know how to read a map? Have you ever played geocaching? Do you know how to take good pictures? (find here past walks and activities)

– What are the benefits of joining the Walking Society?

– Do you mean apart from all the fun? Well, the club activities are either only for members or the members have a discount. You will also have a 20% discount in The Outdoor Shop in Stacey Bushes by showing your member card and a 10% discount at GoOutdoors in Bedford.

– Ok, you have persuaded me, this club is for me. How can I join the Walking Society?

– You will only have to come to the stand, fill in a form, and pay the one-off membership fee: £10. The next step is… walking! You will get an email with the programmed activities, and you can be aware of the upcoming events by following us in a social network.

We are waiting for you!

(If you cannot attend the fair you can always register in the club by following the steps stated in the Membership section).

Angelas’ Lodge Farm walk (Sun. 06-10-2013)

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Enjoy this easy peasy pre-season walk to the Lodge Farm!

If you have been in Cranfield the last year, you must be eager to get walking and socializing again (these last two weeks must have been tough for you as well 😉 ). If you are a new student, come and meet some new awesome people, maybe encounter your first English sheep, and taste the delicious products of the farm shop (cake, milk, ice cream, vegetables, bread…).

And who knows, we may end up in North Crawley having a beer in the Cock Inn or in the Cranfield Social Club 🙂 For the new English speakers, a teacher of mine told me once “one pint helps your English, however, five don’t”.


Activity date:  Sunday 6th of October 2013
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  14:30
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  17:30
Walk length:  5 Km (approx)
Club members only?:  No
Sign up at:  N/A
Sign-up deadline:  N/A
Price:  FREE
Meal provided?:  Cake! but you can buy something else in the farm
Gear:  Comfortable clothes and footwear, better hiking boots because the path may be muddy, and waterproof clothing (get used to it; Welcome to England!!). Always carry suficient of water with you.
Other information:  N/A

Sunday 16th December: Rambling with the Ramblers

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Be a part of the Olney Ramble Sunday…


Meet at 9:30 am in front of  Cafe Book shop.

We will meet up with Paul Boatfield at 10 am, at an old Market Square (where the famous pancake race starts) after leaving the road we are going across fields and leading up to the village of Clifton Reynes where there is a fine example of the Ridge and Furrow, an ancient form of cultivation and fine views across the valley, the whole area has a very mediaeval feel to it. We will be coming out of the village on a traditional bridleway across the river and then walking back through the streets of this ancient town of Olney.

Cost: Free walk for members and 2 pounds for non members!

But please confirm your participation by the 14th (Friday). So that appropriate transport arrangements can be made.

Please note: It’s liable to be cold and wet underfoot so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a country ramble and bring something to drink and eat (may be a banana or biscuit) as we have a short break about halfway through.

The walk will be about 9.5 km (6 miles) finishing approximately about 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

Walk at Emberton Country Park- Olney, Natural History Walks series, July 2011. Photo by Chanlynn Ho.

The 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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