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North Loughton Valley Park & Concrete cow brewery – (Sat.11/04/14)

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Note: Now meeting at 10:30am NOT 11:00

The theme this weekend is “concrete cows”. Join us for this walk where we will take a circular walk around North Loughton Valley park, passing by the partly restored roman villa, the Bradwell windmill and of course the infamous concrete cows that Milton Keynes is known for.

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We will continue to Lodge lake, passing by the hills and hollows, a haven for wildlife (and maybe a grass snake or two) where you can attempt the “trim trail”, a series of exercise stations with ladder climbs, hurdles and leapfrogs.

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Every attempted to make your own beer? Maybe tried the “cock and bull” or “watling gold” at the CSA? After the valley park we will be visiting the Concrete Cow Brewery for an introduction to the beer making process, along with a taster sessions and a gift pack of three ales normally retailing at £9

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Activity date:  Saturday 12th April 2014
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:30
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  14:00
Walk length (Km):  6 Km (approx)
Club members only?:  No (but only 10 places)
Sign up at:  Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Sarah – Concrete cow brewery” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 11th April at 1pm
Price:  £4 members £5 non members
Meal provided?:  No, bring a packed lunch or snacks
Gear:  Comfortable clothes and footwear, walk will be all paved path, gravel trail so shouldn’t be muddy or wet. Water.
Other information:  As always if we could have one more driver that would be peachy!

 

North Crawley (Sun. 05/01/14)

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We open 2014 with a walk to North Crawley!

Very easy and short trek to have a pint and socialize in The Cock Inn. I will take playing cards just in case, any other board game will be very welcome from my side (fingers crossed for a Carcassonne :P). The way back will be in the dark; Wear warm clothes and bring torches if you want.

The Cock Inn - North Crawley
The Cock Inn – North Crawley
Activity date:
 Sunday 5th of January of 2014
Meeting point:
 The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:
 16:00
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):
 18:00
Walk length (Km):
 6 Km (4 miles)
Club members only?:
 No
Sign up at:
 N/A
Sign-up deadline:
 N/A
Price:
 FREE
Meal provided?:
 No, but you can get something in the pub.
Gear:
 Warm and waterproof clothes. The paths will probably be muddy, so you rather wear hiking boots. Bring a torch if you feel like, the way back will be in the dark.
Other information:
 The way back will be in the dark and maybe along the road.