Halloween

Fresh pictures!

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Find here some of the pictures from the last walks!

More photos on our Facebook Group and in our Flickr group “Sharing with the Cranfield Walkers“.

Pumpkin carving & pizza (Wed. 30/10/13) (Deadline for sign up has passed!)

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carving

Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Michelangelo? Well why not come along and carve a pumpkin whilst chomping on pizza! Last year we put our pumpkins out for our spooky walk but you are welcome to take them home with you to scare/impress your housemates. Event is free for non-members but sign up beforehand necessary as we need to order pumpkins and pizza.finished product

Details below

Activity date:  Wednesday 30th October 2013
Meeting point:  CSA, extension (at the back)
Departing time from Cranfield:  19:30 (in bar)
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  21:30
Walk length (Km):  Social event
Club members only?:  No.
Sign up at:  walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “pumpkins & pizza” in title
Sign-up deadline:  Monday 28th Oct at 5pm (Deadline has passed)
Price:  Free for members, £2 for non-members
Meal provided?:  Pizzas!!!
Gear:  N/A
Other information:  Bring some designs if you want to get really creative!!

Marston Moretaine forest – Spooky Walk (Thu. 31/10/13)

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Join the Halloween walk!!
Britain is a place rich in folklore, myths and legends of great variety originating from its many historical periods; from the ghosts of Roman soldiers near York to the spectres of Spitfire pilots at some of our airfields. Cranfield and its surrounding villages all have a long history and their own local legends and sites of paranormal activity.
 
Halloween is an ancient tradition dating back thousands of years although its exact origins are disputed. Although different cultures practiced this tradition in different ways, it has always been associated with the supernatural; a time when the barriers between this world and the next become thin.
Misty Graveyard, Halloween
This Halloween, we will guide you to some of the local areas where ghosts have been spotted and talk about the local legends associated with them. We will also encourage our members to tell the ghost stories from their home countries.
 
The walk will start in Cranfield at 7:00 PM and finish in Marston Moretaine (roughly 4 miles away) where back in the CSA in Cranfield University there will be drinks, and cake provided. We should leave the pub around 10 ish. There will be a cost of £5 for members and £8 for non-members to cover the transport and food.
Activity date:
 Thursday 31st  of October 2013
Meeting point:
 The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:
 19:00
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):
 22:00
Walk length:
 6 Km (approx)
Club members only?:
 No
Sign up at:
 walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “SPOOKY WALK” in title
Sign-up deadline:
Tuesday 29th (this is absolute as we need to order transport, cakes and book tables in the pub)
Price:
 £5 for members £8 for non-members. Have with you the exact amount of money the day of the walk.
Meal provided?:
 Cake and warm drinks at the Bell pub in Marsten Moretaine the CSA in Cranfield University
Gear:
 Check the weather forecast beforehand, warm clothing is advised
Other information:
 Walk involves areas of recorded paranormal activity!

Wednesday 31 October: All Hallows Eve Walk

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 7pm                                                                                                                                Return: before 22.00 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: 7 km ( circa 4.5 miles).                                                                                   Terrain: suitable for wearing trainers                                                                                               Walk leader: Andrew Potter from School of Applied Sciences.                                                  Event organisers: Sarah, Kristina & Vikas (Committee Members)                                              Refreshments at the end of the walk at The Bell pub, Marston Moretaine.  

Only limited places available.  Please book your place by 2:00 PM Friday 26th Oct.

UPDATE ON 28 OCTOBER; ALL PLACES BOOKED

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.

St Mary’s church tower – photo by Periklis Lolis

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

Join us for this special Halloween walk in the dark on Wednesday evening. After a short journey to Cranfield village where the walk will start, we will continue  on the National Route 51 of the National Cycle Network towards the Forest of Marston Vale; through the wooded Marston Trift to the neighbouring village of Marston Moretaine; ending there by the 15th century church of St Mary. This is a beautiful ancient church with an unusual detached tower that perhaps served once as a watchtower, or a place of refuge. A very special event not to be mised!-)

Light candles with us in the church graveyard for the upcoming day of “all souls” and soak up the magical atmosphere of the church lit up at night.  

Did you know? Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago. See also: http://www.halloween-website.com/history.htm

31 October: All Hallows Eve Walk

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of the Main Reception                                                                                              Depart at 7pm                                                                                                                                Return: before 22.00 hours                                                                                                          Total walk length: 7 km ( circa 4.5 miles)                                                                                         Terrain: suitable for wearing trainers                                                                                Refreshments at the end of the walk. 

Only 20 places available.                                                                                                             Cost: £2 for members of Cranfield University’s walking society, non-members £5
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.

St Mary's church tower - photo by Periklis Lolis

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

Join us for the first ever Cranfield University’s Halloween walk on Monday evening. After a short journey to Cranfield village where the walk will start, we will continue along the Forest of Marston Vale to the neighbouring village of Marston Moretaine; ending there by the 15th century church of St Mary. This is a beautiful ancient church with an unusual detached tower that perhaps served once as a watchtower, or a place of refuge.

Light candles with us in the church graveyard for the upcoming day of “all souls” and soak up the magical atmosphere of the church lit up at night.  

Did you know? Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago. See also: http://www.halloween-website.com/history.htm