A circular walk from Cranfield through the Forests and Valleys of The Marston Vale. This once industrial landscape of clay pits, brick factories and landfill sites was designated as a community forest in the 1990’s and is in the process of being given back to nature with the creation of several lakes, extensive wetlands and the planting of a million trees, making this a very nice walk in this now beautiful area with some great views across the vale.
What to expect
An 11 mile walk through woodland and open fields, mainly on good tracks, some may be overgrown in places. There will be few hills but nothing too challenging and a total ascent of 800ft. We will maintain a pace of around 3 mph throughout the walk.
This walk is not too challenging but there are a few hills to tackle. It is suitable for anyone with a moderate standard of walking fitness.
If you are a first timer please read the 'About us...' section on the homepage before signing up for this walk, ensuring appropriate fitness and suitability.
If you can't make the walk please change your RSVP in plenty of time to allow others to attend. Anyone making a habit of changing their RSVP the night before or being a no show will be removed from the club.
The finer details
Start: Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0DR Walk Starts at 9.30 am. If you are going to be late please let me know or we may leave without you.
Parking: There is Parking in Court Road at the side of the church.
Distance: 11 miles
Total Ascent: 800ft
Time: Approx 3.5 - 4 hrs (includes stoppages)
Charge: There is a £3:00 charge for the walk.
Refreshments: There will be a break at about the halfway point so bring a drink and a snack.
Public Toilets: There are no toilets available on the walk although there is a pub at the end that you can use.
Hiking and hillwalking are activities with a danger of personal injury. Participants in these activities should be aware of, accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
For further Information contact Nick[masked]