Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Sunday 22nd April. Woburn Safari Park Circular. 10 miles. Grade: Moderate
Meet at the free village car park on Park Street in Woburn (SP950331) by 11:00am. Satnav is listed as MK17 9PG, but be careful not to drive out of the village, as this is also the postcode of the estate office a mile further on! Best to use MK17 9PX, and then look for the adjacent road sign to Park Street. The car park does fill up quickly; there is however some on-street parking that is not limited to two hours.
Starting and finishing in the beautiful village of Woburn, we will walk through the deer reserve, passing Paris House and walking right past the Elephants enclosure and we usually also see Rhino, Camels and other wild animals!
Make sure to bring packed lunch. We will have a pub drink at the end. The entrance to the Safari park is approx 6 miles into the walk, we will stop here for approx 30 minutes - dependant on the weather conditions! The walk is not suitable for dogs as there are a lot of wild animals en route.
Leader: Mei (07787 793472)
Saturday 28th April. Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams. 8½ miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 11 a.m. on the corner of Manor Walk and High Street in Fulbourn, postcode CB21 5BN. This is just around the corner from the Six Bells pub. There should be free parking spaces along Manor Walk, but there is also public transport from Cambridge in the form of the '3 Citi' bus, and Fulbourn is also within easy cycling distance of Cambridge.
This is a circular walk which starts by visiting the medieval moat just outside Fulbourn, then passes through Fulbourn Fen Nature Reserve, before heading out for the villages of Great and Little Wilbraham. The idea is to eat our packed lunches in Little Wilbraham, where those with a thirst can also visit the Hole in the Wall pub.
The second half of the walk follows the picturesque course of the Little Wilbraham river for a mile or so, before traversing the broader expanse of Fulbourn Fen and heading back to Fulbourn, where the Six Bells pub is an optional second pub stop.
Leader: Stephen B (07811 664747)
Description of Walk Grading System
Easy: Short walks (6 miles or less) on good quality paths with no difficult terrain. These walks should be suitable for anybody in their 20s or 30s who doesn't have a mobility disability and are particularly suitable for people who have done little walking before.
Leisurely: Slightly more difficult walks which represent the majority of walks we undertake. These walks may be longer (up to 12 miles) and while the paths will still generally be good, a few sections may be steep, muddy, rough or overgrown, so boots or good quality walking shoes are recommended. These walks should still be suitable for the large majority of people in our age group.
Moderate: More energetic walks still, either because they are long (>12 miles), have significant hills, are likely to be very muddy or overgrown or because a faster pace is expected. Walking boots are strongly recommended. Suitable for reasonably fit people with some walking experience, but may not be a good choice for your first walk with us if you haven't done much walking before.
Strenuous: Very long walks or those covering very hilly terrain, suitable for experienced walkers of above average fitness. If in doubt about your fitness, contact the leader beforehand. These walks are unusual on our main programme, but may feature in some of our weekends away.