Woburn Abbey

Luminaries Woburnensis (Lantern walk) (Sat. 07/12/13)

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Luminaries Woburnensis – stemming from the latin “to shine”, this atmospheric night time walk is not to be missed.
Kicking off with a view of the Chinese Dairy, the walk will continue with views of art installations, ice sculptors and the opportunity to launch your own lantern across the lake – a feast for all our photographers!

Speaking of feast, there is food and hot drinks available to buy on the night (cost £10) however they accept CASH payments only. 

Ice sculpture. Luminaries Woburnensis. Woburn Abbey. February 2012.
Ice sculpture. Luminaries Woburnensis. Woburn Abbey. February 2012.
Activity date: Saturday 7th of December
Meeting point:  The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:  16:30
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  20:30
Walk length:  Not very long
Club members only?:  No, (but limited to 20 people only)
Sign up at:  walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Sarah – Woburn Abbey” in title
Sign-up deadline:  29th of November @ 13:00 (as need to book tickets)
Price:  £8 for members £10 for non-members
Meal provided?:  No but you can buy hot drinks and food there.
Gear: Please wear appropriate clothing.  This is an outdoor event and the route through the gardens will include walking on grass – which can get muddy in winter conditions.  Bring a torch if you want.
Other information:  There will be a lunchtime meet-up to collect money, if I have 20 names before 29th November I will email them with the date/time to meet. Find here the original description of the event in the Woburn website.

Walk around Woburn Abbey and Luminaries Woburnensis- Saturday 16th February

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A delightful walk around Woburn Abbey, with charming views and a look at the Luminaries Woburnensis.

Walk itinerary: 
Meet in front of the NatWest bank                                                                                           Depart at 16:30
Total walk length: Not very long                                                                                           Return: circa 22:00 hours

Luminaries Woburnensis – stemming from the latin “to shine”, this atmospheric night time walk is not to be missed.
Kicking off with a view of the Chinese Dairy, the walk will continue with views of art installations, ice sculptors and the opportunity to launch your own lantern across the lake – a feast for all our photographers!
Speaking of feast, there is food available to buy on the night (cost £10) however they accept CASH payments only
Note: The path should be paved, however it will be cold so wrap up warmly!

The Cost will be £8 for members and £10 for non-members. This will cover the cost of entry to the Luminaries

Please sign the sheet in the CSA to confirm your participation

Confirm your participation, latest by Friday the 8th at 13:00, by paying your fee in the CSA!

Note: There is transport involved and only limited seats available. So, HURRY UP!!! You will not be able to turn up on the day without prior booking

Saturday 14 July: Woburn Abbey deer park POSTPONED

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Update on Saturday morning 14 July:  MESSAGE FROM Diane, our walk leader: I walked the route Wednesday morning and it was flooded in places because of all the rain we are having. I had two other routes in mind where we  could have walked on  hard surfaces, but this morning I have been out in the car to have a look and the river is up so high and over the banks in places that no way could we get through. Verdict: WALK POSTPONED until another date TBC.

Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 13.00hours                                                                                                                   Return back circa 17.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 10 km (circa 6.5 miles)                                                                             Walk leaders:  Diane and Alan (School of Engineering)                                                       Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths – it is likely to be muddy and we may get a rain shower                                                     Bring a drink & a snack.                                                                                                                Transport: car sharing – Please let us know whether you require transport or have available spaces in your car to offer.

 

Photos: Woburn Abbey walk last year. © Cranfield University Walks, 2011 – 2012.
 

Repeat of one of our popular walks: join us on a short drive less than 10 miles from Cranfield University to the pretty Woburn – one of the most historical towns in Bedfordshire. The walk takes us on a public footpath through the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey  and the deer park.