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Cranfield village, local flora and fish & chips (Sun. 13-10-2013)

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Haven’t had a chance to make it to the village yet? Well join us for this off road walk, taking the public bridleway around the airfield. Along the way we will be looking at some of the edible and interesting plants in the hedgerows. Once at the village you can buy the classic British special of fish & chips (or Indian or Chinese takeaway).

photo by Mi Jang
Photo by Mi Jang

You will then have the option of going for a pint at one of the village pubs or returning directly to the University. Note: the return journey will be done in the dark if attending the pub.

Activity date:  Sunday 13th of October of 2013
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  17:00
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  19:30 (or 21:00) if going to the pub
Walk length (Km):  6 Km (approx)
Club members only?:  No
Sign up at:  N/A
Sign-up deadline:  N/A
Price:  FREE
Meal provided?:  No, but you can buy fish&chips at the chippy (£6 approximately)
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 enough water with you.
Other information:  Return journey will be in the dark.

Sunday 16th December: Rambling with the Ramblers

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Be a part of the Olney Ramble Sunday…

Itinerary:

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.

© Cranfield University Walks, 2012 – 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Photos may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to cranfielduniversitywalks – Cranfield University’s walking society at https://cranfielduniversitywalks.wordpress.com/

Tuesday 18 September: fish & chips walk to Cranfield village

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Walk itinerary: 
Meet by the chestnut tree in front of cafe bookshop
Depart at 5.30 pm                                                                                                                                  Total walk length: circa 6 km (4 miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 7.30pm                                                                                                                          No booking required for this walk,  just turn up.                                                                        Fish & Chips: cost circa £5.50                                                                                                       Please wear appropriate footwear                                              

photo by Mi Jang

 If you are free on Tuesday evening, why not join us for a walk to Cranfield village, using the public footpath ? The footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village circumnavigates the airfield. We will be stopping at a local chippy for fish & chips and the local Co-operative store, before having a picnic in the fields.

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

The public footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village circumnavigates the Cranfield airport.
Earlier posts by Cranfield University Walks about walking to Cranfield village from Cranfield University campus: For path’s sake; Cranfield village, airport security and a tea party, New: works on the footpath to Cranfield village

For basics of footpath law in England and Wales see http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/britain/footpathlaw

Friday 3rd August: Clifton Reynes walk with fish & chips

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Explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds Cranfield University            

Itinerary:                                                                                                                                      Meet at 5.30pm in front of Kings Norton Library. Return before 9pm.                              Places in a minbus are limited  – book yours by emailing walking@cranfield.ac.uk      Cost: bring cash for fish & chips supper in Olney (about £4.50) and a drink at  Robin Hood pub.
Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk in the countryside.

Walk to Clifton Reynes, Natural History Walks series, July 2011.Photo by Sharon Birkholz.

A repeat from last year’s mini series of special natural history walks led by Alan Nelson (School of Applied Sciences). Alan has in-depth knowledge of fauna and flora; dragonflies in particular.

After a short ride to the quintessential English village of Clifton Reynes, a lovely walk across the fields to the historical town of Olneywill follow. We will stop in Olney for fish & chips picnic supper at the town’s market square. A walk back to Clifton Reynes will finish with a stop for drinks at  Robin Hood pub.      

This year the special natural history series are sponsored by the university’s central Energy & Environment Team:

20 June: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub)                                           27 June: Emberton Country Park and Olney with fish & chips                                                   26 July: Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes                                                                                      03 August: Olney to Clifton Reynes (with a stop at Robin Hood pub)

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.

© Cranfield University Walks, 2011 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Photos may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to cranfielduniversitywalks – Cranfield University’s walking society at https://cranfielduniversitywalks.wordpress.com/

Thursday 28 June: Emberton Country Park & Olney

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Explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds Cranfield University            

Itinerary:                                                                                                                                      Meet at 5.30pm in front of Kings Norton Library. Return before 9pm.                                    Walk will finish with fish & chips picnic in the historical town of Olney (included in the price)                                                                                                                                                 Places in a minibus 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.

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

A repeat from last year’s mini series of special natural history walks led by Alan Nelson (School of Applied Sciences). Alan has in-depth knowledge of fauna and flora; dragonflies in particular. After a short ride to the outskirts of the historical town of Olney, this walk will take us to explore Emberton Country Park. Followed by a walk to the centre of Olney and a fish & chips picnic in the Market Square.

This year the special natural history 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)

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.

© Cranfield University Walks, 2011 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Photos may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to cranfielduniversitywalks – Cranfield University’s walking society at https://cranfielduniversitywalks.wordpress.com/

Footpath to Cranfield village under water

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Fancy a walk from Cranfield University to Cranfield village, using the public footpath that circumnavigates the air strip of Cranfield airport? Well, put waders on instead of walking boots as the path is seriously waterlogged in places –  and soon you may need a boat to get across, as Cranfield University Walks found out during a walk this week on Wednesday evening.

Apologies to  Missa about her squeaky clean white trainers turned somehow black and to Jayanthi for getting her trousers very dirty. At least the fish & chips purchased from Cranfield village chippy were spot on – who knows, we might be catching our fish in the newly formed Cranfield sea any time soon, if the rainy weather we’ve recently had continues.

PS: special thanks goes to the good Samaritan Kate who ferried our brave group of walkers  back to the university, after the exhausting sea-wading walk.

Wednesday 2 May: fish & chips walk to Cranfield village

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Walk itinerary: 
Meet under the spreading chestnut tree by The Cafe Bookshop.
Depart at 17.30 pm                                                                                                                        Total walk length: circa 6 km (4 miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 19.30 hours                                                                                                                   No booking required for this walk,  just turn up.                                                                            Fish & Chips: cost under  £5.50                                                                                                Please wear appropriate footwear –  it may be bit muddy.                                                                                                                                         Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

photo by Mi Jang

 If you are free on Wednesday evening, why not join us for a walk to Cranfield village, using the public footpath ? The footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village circumnavigates the airfield. We will be stopping at a local take away for some fish & chips and the local Co-operative store, before having a picnic in the fields.

The Walking Society “Cranfield University Walks“, as part of its aims, serves to raise awareness amongst Cranfield University students about  the existence of the footpath to Cranfield village – especially at the time when the latest CSA presidential candidate claims in the CSA Election Booklet (available for download from the university’s intranet main page) there is no footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village at all. Voting for new CSA President and International Students Officer will take place on Thursday 3rd May from 10am-5pm in the CSA Foyer, Cranfield campus.

For basics of footpath law in England and Wales see http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/britain/footpathlaw

Earlier posts by Cranfield University Walks about walking to Cranfield village from Cranfield University campus: For path’s sake; Cranfield village, airport security and a tea party

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