Marston Vale

Saturday 4 February: Stewartby Lake – Forest Centre – St Mary Church

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Join us for a pleasant walk from Cranfield University, via Cranfield village and the wooded Marston Trift, to the Forest Centre  & Millennium Country Park, with a view over the Stewartby Lake, where we will stop for a lunch at the cafe (bring your own lunch or purchase at the cafe). This will be followed by a walk to  the ancient  St Mary’s Church at Marston Moreteyne where we will get a tour of this historical church. Transport back to the university included.
Walk itinerary:
Meet in front of the Cafe Bookshop. Depart at 10.30am.
Those joining us at Cranfield village, meet us at 11.30 am in front of The Swan pub.
Return: circa 16.30 hours  Total walk length: circa 10 km (6.5miles)  Surface: mainly tarmac or gravel path but it may be muddy. Cost: £6 members, £8 non-members. Stop for lunch: at Lakeside cafe

Book your place online here.

 Weather forecast:unsettled.Please bring a waterproof jacket in case it rains.


Saturday 20 October: Stewarby Lake & St Mary’s Church

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop at 11.am for those departing from Cranfield University);     Or at 11.50am for those joining us at Cranfield village: meet us by the gate  where the footpath from Cranfield University leads into the road  (click on the hyperlink on the word “by the gate” to see the point as an arrow on this map).                                                      Total walk length: circa 8 km (5 miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 18.00 hours                                                                                                                Terrain: suitable for trainers but it may be bit muddy.                                                        Walk guides: Vikas and Kristina                                                                                                       Cost: £3 for members and £5 for non-members (covers cost of refreshments at St Mary’s church + transport)   Book your place with Glenda at CSA 1st floor.                                  Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

Join us for a walk from Cranfield University, via Cranfield village, to the Forest Centre  & Millennium Country Park, with a view over the Stewarby Lake, where we will stop for a lunch at the cafe (bring your own lunch or purchase at the cafe). This will be followed by a walk to  and a guided tour of the ancient  St Mary’s Church at Marston Moretaine by   Reverend Gillian Webb – who received our award for the most welcoming local community. The tour of the historical church will end with a nice a cup of tea. -) Transport will be arranged to take us back to the university.

beautiful church of St Mary’s at Marston Moretaine – photo ksodo
Stewarby Lake – photo by Shiwei Fan