Danish Camp

Keep Calm And Vote For Us

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You are a valuable part of the club: 

Thanks to each and everyone of you, we are made it happen yet again. Another successful year of brilliant walks and trips all around the country.

As a member of the club, we hope you had loads of fun over the year, hiking over mountains and flat lands, around lakes and forests, exploring the country side and getting to know the history and bio-diversity of the places. And most important of all, making friends and cherished memories.

Now, it is that time of the year, where we let others know, who we are and what we do. Once again, we request your support and ask you cast your votes. And make your voice heard. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

If you enjoyed our walks and if you believe we deserve to be valued as one of the best clubs in Cranfield, click on the link below and cast your votes.

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Have a look at this website to see all the walks done over the year.

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Saturday 19th January walk and shop: Great Barford to Bedford

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A lovely walk along the River Great Ouse  followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop – perfect for those needing to do some shopping before the  upcoming weekend trip to Peak District!

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                             Depart at 12 noon
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 18:00 hours                                                                                                           Refreshment stop at Danish Camp cafe                                                                                         Please note that the weather forecast is cold, and it may rain slightly – so please come prepared. Waterproofs will be needed. Surface mostly suitable for trainers but can be slightly wet underfoot.

Please Contact Borja at “b.lazarotoralles@cranfield.ac.uk” to confirm your participation.

Confirm your participation, latest by Friday the 18th, by dropping a mail to Borja.

Note: There is transport involved and only limited seats available. So, HURRY UP!!!

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

Photos from our last walks.Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.

 We are going to start the walk in the village of Great Barford, famous for its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp  – described as Bedfordshire’s best kept secret (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the magnificent historical Dovecote and stables managed by National Trust. The walk will finish at Go Outdoors store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon  shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots or get a new base layer!

Big thank you goes to Deborah who came up with the idea for this lovely walk.
 

Saturday 27th October walk & shop: Great Barford to Bedford

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A lovely walk along the River Great Ouse  followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop – perfect for those needing to do some shopping before the  upcoming weekend trip to Snowdonia National Park!

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                             Depart at 12 noon
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 18:00 hours                                                                                                           Refreshment stop at Danish Camp cafe                                                                                         Please note that the weather forecast is sunny – but coming prepared is advisable. Surface mostly suitable for trainers.  

Cost: £7 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £10
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor                            Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.            
Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

Photos from our last walks.Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.

 We are going to start the walk in the village of Great Barford, famous for its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp  – described as Bedfordshire’s best kept secret (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the magnificent historical Dovecote and stables managed by National Trust. The walk will finish at Go Outdoors store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon  shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots or get a new base layer!

Big thank you goes to Deborah who came up with the idea for this lovely walk.
 

Saturday 13 October walk & shop: Great Barford to Bedford

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A lovely walk along the River Great Ouse  followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop – perfect for those needing to do some shopping before the  upcoming weekend trip to Snowdonia National Park!

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                             Depart at 12 noon
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 18:00 hours                                                                                                           Refreshment stop at Danish Camp cafe                                                                                         Please note that a light rain is forecasted later in the afternoon – bring a rain jacket. Surface mostly suitable for trainers.  

Cost: £7 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £10
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor                            Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.            
Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

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Photos from our last walks.Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.

 We are going to start the walk in the village of Great Barford, famous for its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp  – described as Bedfordshire’s best kept secret (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the magnificent historical Dovecote and stables managed by National Trust. The walk will finish at Go Outdoors store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon  shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots or get a new base layer!

Big thank you goes to Deborah who came up with the idea for this lovely walk.
 

Saturday 14 April: walk & shop – Great Barford to Bedford

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A lovely walk along the River Ouse  followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop – perfect for those needing to do last-minute purchase before the  upcoming Lake District trip!-)

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 13 hours                                                                                                                         
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 17:30 hours                                                                                                           Refreshment stop at Danish Camp cafe                                                                                         In wet weather conditions; please wear waterproof boots or bring a change of shoes/socks as your feet will get wet.    

Cost: £7 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £10
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor                            Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.

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

Photo by Ali Pakseresht

We are going to start in the village of Great Barford, famous by its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp  – described as Bedfordshire’s best kept secret (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the historical Dovecote. Walk finishes at Outdoor store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon outdoor shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots!

Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.

12 November: walk & shop near Bedford

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 10.30 am                                                                                                                            A walk followed by a  stop at  a local outdoor shop
Total walk length: circa 8 km (5  miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 17:00 hours                                                                                                           Lunch: bring your own or purchase at Danish Camp cafe                                                              In wet weather conditions; please wear waterproof boots or bring a change of shoes/socks as your feet will get wet.    

Cost: £5 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £8
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor                            Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.

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

Great Barford bridge. ksodo

On Saturday 12 November we are going to do a walk along the River Ouse, starting in the village of Great Barford, famous by its medieval bridge. Break at Danish Camp for a late lunch (we might spot a European eagle owl there), followed by a stop to admire the historical Dovecote. Walk finishes at Outdoor store at Goldington Road, Bedford, for some afternoon outdoor shopping. Perfect if you like to try on new walking boots!

Would you like more info about this walk? See our previous posts on outdoor shopping and a trip to Great Barford.

Behind the scenes: walk to Great Barford

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Our walking group at Cranfield University is planning a walk, combined with a shopping trip to an outdoor store in Bedford,  on either 22 October or on 12 November (TBC nearer to the time).

But before we even set off on this walk in the next couple of weeks or so, there is work that must be done in preparation. What exactly does it involve? This post is about what goes on behind the scenes in preparation for one of our walks:

First, me going into Digimap at my desk, checking various routes and measuring their distances. Then getting a small group together, arranging time and date to meet up one afternoon. So on Saturday 8 October 4 of us – Deborah, Belén, Graham and myself – drove to the location of an outdoor store on the outskirts of Bedford to trial a possible circular walking route there. Going over our maps again, trying to make a final decision about which walking route to pursue. Towards Bedford, north or east? We ended up opting for the eastern route towards the River Great Ouse, mainly as Deborah was familiar with the area. Turning on the GPS and off we go. We stopped on the edge of the village of Willington to admire a Tudor stone-built dovecote there and then headed towards the historical area of Danish Camp.

There we discovered a nice cafe that offers bicycle hire and river boat trips. We continued all the way to the village of Great Barford and its spectacular medieval bridge before heading back. It took us 4 hours to explore this walking route and we covered about 15 km ( 9.4 miles). We were just back on time to squeeze in a visit to the outdoor store before its closing time. Our verdict about the route: it was a lovely walk by the side of the river, with many interesting features along the way. Terrain mostly good.  Now back at the university, there are still things to be sorted – transport and its cost, exact timing of the walk, advertising, then adjusting the final walking route to weather conditions present on the day of the walk. We had a long day on Saturday but it was certainly worthy – we now have a very nice walking route planned for one of our upcoming events.

If you like to take part in any future exploration/ preparation walks for the Cranfield University’s walking society, contact Kristina.