Cranfield University Walks
Cranfield University’s Walks is the award-winning student society at Cranfield University. Here you can book a place for an upcoming event, get useful information about walking and hiking locally and on how to create own maps as well as view photos from our walks.
Cranfield University’s Walks promotes walking/hiking/rambling amongst students and staff at Cranfield University; given that Cranfield University is located in a rural location, surrounded by beautiful countryside that is ideal for walking.
The walking society Cranfield University’s Walks was formed in April 2011 during the exceptionally warm Easter weekend, when the first organised lunchtime walk from Cranfield University to Old Moulsoe Wood, to see the beautiful bluebells, and Lodge Farm, North Crawley, took place.
The founder of the walking society is Kristina (on Twitter @CUwalker) who recalls: “During my first year at Cranfield University I was not lucky getting accommodation on campus so I moved instead to a quintessentially English village in Northamptonshire. There, every Saturday morning, locals would meet in front the paper shop and go for a walk. It was a great way of getting to know people, exploring the countryside and getting some fresh air. In my 2nd year I was offered a place on campus so I moved to Cranfield. I was surprised how quiet it was and disappointed that walks/hiking were not promoted in any form or shape by the university in spite of the campus being located in the middle of countryside. I started to go on nature walks around the campus on my own: the incitement came from a member of staff who kindly presented me with an Ordnance Survey map one afternoon. Then I though to myself, why don’t I invite other students along and re-create what I experienced in the Northamptonshire village a year before?”