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.


The other side of the Chimneys – Stewartby (Sat. 15/02/14)

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You can see 4 chimneys looking in the direction of Bedford, the site of the Stewartby brickworks. We will get quite close to the chimneys and have a view of the brick making kilns. Stewartby was once the largest in the world employing 4,000 people producing 18 million bricks a week. It’s now redundant, leaving a model village (a village built by the industrialists to house their workers). The walk will mainly be on flat hard well-drained surfaces but soft and wet underfoot for the first and last parts.

Stewartby Brickworks to Cardington Airship Sheds. 2009. By Tony Margiocchi (Snapperz).
Stewartby Brickworks to Cardington Airship Sheds. 2009. By Tony Margiocchi (Snapperz).
Activity date:  Saturday 15th February
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield   University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  10:45
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  15:00
Walk length (Km):  9.5 km (6 miles)
Club members only?:  No
Sign up at: (Subject: LILY- STEWARTBY WALK, If you have a car and could give a lift (that would be great) please say it in the email)
Sign-up deadline:  Friday 14th February (before   1:00 PM)
Price: £2members, £3non-members (for transport, be will collected on   that walking day, and please take the exact money)
Meal provided?: Please ensure you bring a packed lunch.
Gear: Comfortable clothes and   footwear, better hiking boots because the path may be muddy, and waterproof   clothing.  Always carry some water with you.
Other information:  None