North Crawley

Friday 27 April – Green Week walks

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Green Week is taking place on Cranfield campus this week – take part in events organised by Cranfield University Walks

1) Lunchtime biodiversity walk around Cranfield campus                                                              Walk itinerary: 
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                 Depart at 13.10 hours                                                                 Return 14.00 hours                                                                      There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.

Lunch break with a difference! Learn about the fauna and flora on Cranfield campus from our walk leader, Alan Nelson from School of Applied Sciences – an expert on dragonflies and an experienced bat surveyor.   

2) Early evening walk to Lodge Farm, North Crawley                      Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 17.30 hours                                                                                                                     Return back circa 19.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 5 km (3 miles)                                                                                     Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths. There are some stiles to climb over.                                                                                                                 There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.           

Last year students enjoying a visit to Lodge Farm

Take a break from your studies – join us for a walk to Angela’s farm shop at Lodge Farm. Expect some delicious cakes!

A great opportunity to ask Angela about Lodge Farm’s non-homegenised milk, say hello to the cows  and chickens or have a go at the trampoline.


Friday 30 March: walk to Lodge Farm

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 17.30hours                                                                                                                     Return back circa 19.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 5 km (3 miles)                                                                                     Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths.
There are some stiles to climb over.                                                                                                                 There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.           

Last year students enjoying a visit to Lodge Farm

Take a break from your studies – join us for an impromptu walk tomorrow afternoon to  Angela’s farm shop at Lodge Farm. Expect some delicious cakes and ice cream!

A great opportunity to ask Angela about Lodge Farm’s non-homegenised milk, say hello to the cows  and chickens or have a go at the trampoline.

Saturday 26 November: a short walk to Lodge Farm

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Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 13.00 hours                                                                                                                     Return back circa 15.00 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 5 km (3 miles)                                                                                     Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths.
There are some stiles to climb over.                                                                                                                 There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.           

Last year students enjoying a visit to Lodge Farm

Take a break from your studies – join us for an impromptu walk tomorrow afternoon to  Angela’s farm shop at Lodge Farm. Expect some delicious cakes!

A great opportunity to ask Angela about Lodge Farm’s non-homegenised milk, say hello to the cows  and chickens or have a go at the trampoline.

Wednesday 16 November: evening fish & chips ramble

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Walk itinerary: 
Meet under the spreading chestnut tree by The Cafe Bookshop.
Depart at 7.00 pm                                                                                                                      Total walk length: circa 6 km (4 miles)                                                                                   Return: circa 22.00 hours                                                                                                                   No booking required for this walk,  just turn up.                                                                            Fish & Chips cost: £6.50 per person, £5  per person for members of the walking society (subsidised rate)                                                                                                                               Please wear appropriate footwear –  it is going to be muddy.                                      Bring a torch if you have one.                                                                                                    Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.

photo by Mi Jang

We’ve had lot of interest in doing another evening walk. So if you are free on Wednesday evening, why not join us for a ramble across the field to the village of North Crawley? We will be going to the Cock pub for some fish & chips.

Walk on Friday 7 October

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Angela's homemade cake and ice cream. Photo courtesy of Deborah Hiscock.
Hello, you are invited to join us for an early evening walk on Friday afternoon.
Meeting point: in front of Cafe Bookshop   at 17.00 hours
Length of walk: circa 5 km.
Destination: North Crawley, Lodge dairy farm and shop for some homemade cakes and ice cream. Route via working stables.                                                                 
Return time:  circa at 19.00 hours
Please wear suitable footwear – there are some stiles to climb over.