Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Tuesday 18th July - Circular Evening Walk from Eltisley followed by dinner at The Eltisley - 6 miles - Grade: Easy
Meet at the corner of Eltisley village green by The Eltisley pub at 6:30pm (sat nav PE19 6TG, grid ref TL 2708 5973; about 12 minutes from centre of Cambridge on the A428). Cars can be parked around the village green or the pub car park.
We'll head out to the Eltisley Woods via Manor House. After going through the woods we will walk through some wheat fields. We will visit the historic Medieval Caxton Moats before returning via Caxton Drift.
Long trousers are advisable for walking through the wheats and woods. A table is booked for 8:45. To confirm a seat at the pub please contact Mei by Sunday 16th July.
Leader: Mei (07787 793472)
Tuesday 25th July. St Ives and River Ouse Meadows: Walk and Dinner – 2.5 miles - Grade: Easy
at 7.00pm by the statue of Oliver Cromwell in Market Hill, St Ives (sat nav PE27 5AL, grid ref TL 314712). The guided busway runs regularly to St Ives, full information is at http://www.thebusway.info/
all A, B and C buses run into St Ives town centre (do not get off at St Ives Park and Ride stop, but continue to the next stop in the town centre). There is also plenty of free parking in the evening nearby. We’ll walk over the medieval bridge and around the lovely meadows, before heading back into St Ives for dinner, which will be at the Italian restaurant on the waterfront http://www.amorestives.co.uk/
let Thomas know if you would like to eat by end of Saturday 21st July.
/host: Thomas (07817 709620)
Saturday 5 August - St Ives to Godmanchester and the Ouse Valley Way Circular - 12 miles (20 km). Grade: Moderate
Meet at the St Ives Park & Ride car park (Meadow Lane, St Ives, PE27 4LG) at 10:30. Parking is £1. We’ll head through St Ives itself and across the meadow towards the villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots – deciding on which house we’ll each buy in these beautiful villages! Across the common to the roman town of Godmanchester, for our lunch stop.
In the afternoon we'll join the Ouse Valley Way (passing through a nature reserve, so don't forget your binoculars) and work our way back to St Ives. By popular demand we'll stop for afternoon tea at Houghton Mill, and then take the last stretch back through the Thicket to the centre of St Ives. Make the most of the mid-summer light with a drink or two at some pubs in St Ives, before either returning by Guided Bus in the centre of town, or for those who came by car - back to the Park & Ride car park.
Getting there/away – Cambridge Guided Bus (www.thebusway.info) has regular requested stops at the "St Ives park&ride" stop.
Leader: Katherine (07834 933616)
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.