Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!

Saturday 20th October - Chess Valley and the Chilterns. 5.5 miles, 12.5 miles or 18 miles. Grade: Moderate
This walk is formed of two parts: Chalfont and Latimer to Chorleywood (5.5 miles), then a Chorleywood Circular (12.5 miles). You can do either or both parts. To join the start by train, take 9.57am from London Marylebone to Chalfont and Latimer, arriving 10.28 (National Rail Enquiries recommends the 7.44am from Cambridge to Kings Cross to arrive for this). By car Chalfont and Latimer station and Chorleywood station are both just off Junction 18 of the M25, and are signposted west on the A404.
The first part will take us downstream along the lovely Chess Valley and we'll stop for lunch at approximately 12.30pm on Chorleywood Common (bring a packed lunch). After calling at Chorleywood station at 1.30pm for anyone joining or leaving the walk, the second part will take us through woods and countryside en - route to the lovely village of Chalfont St Giles and then onwards towards the Quaker village of Jordans. We'll return to Chalfont St Giles for dinner in a pub, and then complete the final 3 miles in the evening, returning to Chorleywood station at approximately 9pm. If you have a torch, please feel free to bring it for the second part. This is a joint walk with Metropolitan Walkers.
Leader: Rich T. (07980 315065)

Sunday 28th October - Stetchworth, Woodditton and Kirtling. 8¾ miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 11 a.m. at the Marquis of Granby pub in Stetchworth, postcode CB8 9TJ, for a circular walk of 8¾ miles which takes in the Devil's Dyke at its southernmost end, and the villages of Woodditton and Kirtling. This is a picturesque area of woods and fields, and much of the route is beside woodland or between trees. Lunch is at the halfway point and just before the Red Lion pub in Kirtling, so those with a thirst can move on to the pub earlier, and those who spend a bit longer with their packed lunches can join them shortly afterwards.
Please note that the clocks do change the night before the walk.
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.