Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
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Needing some time out from Christmas parties & shopping? Well join Outdoorlads for a leisurely walk round the stunning countryside of Woburn. Our walk will start in the village of Woburn, pass through the Woburn estate, around the safari park and back through Woburn woods.
Don't forget your camera as there is a good chance we will come across elephants, camels, wolves and of course the famous Woburn estate deers. As this is a December walk the fields may be wet and/or muddy so be prepared!
Once our walk is complete there are a few nice pubs in Woburn to sample some local ale.
Is it dog friendly? Unfortunately on this occasion dogs are not recommended on this walk due to the variety of wild animals we will come across
New Members - I would like to warmly welcome any new members looking perhaps to try this as their first Outdoor Lads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message me.
Can you offer a lift? Unfortunately there are no train stations nearby; looking after our environment is important to OutdoorLads - if you are coming by car and can offer a lift, please use the comments boxes on this event page to arrange with other members. Please note parking is free!
Photo credits: Photos taken by Duncan Smith & Ian Williams. Permission given to OutdoorLads to reuse
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring adequate water / hydration, bring a packed lunch and snacks for energy.
Food & drink
Please bring adequate water / hydration, bring a packed lunch and snacks for energy. You may also wish to bring money for a post walk drink.