Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 15th September - Godmanchester and the Offords. 10 miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at the car park (free) on Post Street in Godmanchester (PE29 2AQ, TL244707) at 11:00. This varied route takes us across open countryside to Offord Cluny (packed lunch stop by the Lock), then across the River Great Ouse to Buckden, before returning along the river bank to Godmanchester. Pub stop at The Brampton Mill.
Please do car share (via the Facebook event), but if you wanted to travel by Bus (www.thebusway.info) – Route B Bus, Cambridge Drummer St Bay 12 @ 09:20, arrives at Huntingdon Bus Station @ 10:31, and then walk in to Godmanchester. Return buses are XX:26 and XX:56. Another option is the X3 bus from Cambridge Drummer St Bay 3 10:10, via Cambourne, which stops in Godmanchester (nr Silver St) at 10:55. Check www.whippet.uk.com for return bus (around 16:40).
Leader: Katherine (07850 909482)
Sunday 23rd September - Paxton Pits and Diddington Circular. 8 miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at the car park for Paxton Pits (Visitor Centre, High Street, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET) at 10.30am. We will walk through Paxton Pits and then follow the Ouse Valley Way towards the Offords. We will then head onto the small village of Diddington before returning to Little Paxton. There will be a pub stop at The Anchor towards the end of the walk.
Please car share from Cambridge. If anyone wants to get the X5 bus from Cambridge, Diana can collect up to 3 people from the Loves Farm bus stop, Cambridge Road, St Neots at 10.10 (departs Cambridge Parkside bay 16 at 09.40 or Madingley Road Park and Ride at 09.52. Return buses are on the hour and half past the hour). Get in touch with Diana directly to arrange this.
Leader: Diana (07872 624166)
Saturday 6th October - Madingley Road Park and Ride Circular. 20 miles. Grade: Moderate/ Strenuous
Meet behind the P&R terminal building in the bike storage area at 9:30 am (CB3 0EU); it is quite a long walk, and I feel an early start is needed. There are no parking charges at Madingley Road Park and Ride, and buses run between the P&R and St. Andrews Street stop S3 every 10 minutes.
We will walk in an anti-clockwise direction taking in Eddington, Impington, Histon, Longstanton, Oakington, Girton and Coton. It is interesting to see the amount of development taking place in this part of the county. In stark contrast to all of the development will be a visit to the American Cemetery. Also, for those keen on berry picking, the tracks between Histon and Longstanton are bounded by lots of hedgerow so you might want to bring along a bag or two. Please bring a packed lunch and there will be opportunities to call in at various pubs for drinks depending on how people are feeling.
Leader: Paul H. (07913 203620)
Saturday 13th October - Crossing Contours. 8 miles (13 km). Grade: Leisurely
Meet at Elmdon church at 11.00am (CB11 4NE, TL462397) - just over the border into Essex - for a walk across the ups and downs around Wendens and Langley. We'll likely stop for lunch on the green outside the Bell at Langley, although please bring a packed lunch
Leader: Richard A. (07876 370721)
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.