Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

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Note - This coming weekend there is currently no Walk Cambridge ramble organised. However, the following walk is hosted by the Metropolitan Walkers

Sunday 18th August: Bishop's Stortford to Harlow linear 10 miles Grade: Leisurely

Meet at Bishop's Stortford railway station at 10.30am.

The walk follows the river Stort navigation from Bishop's Stortford to Harlow town. There is a good path along the river and the walking is easy. At Harlow there is a pub for a drink and then return by train. A train to Cambridge/Bishop's Stortford runs every 30 minutes.

The 9:51 from Cambridge train station arrives at Bishop's Stortford 10.28. Those traveling by train from should buy a return from Harlow Town, £14.80 from Cambridge.

Those traveling by car will need to buy a single from Harlow Town to Bishop's Stortford, £5.40.

Cambridge rail station can get very busy, allow plenty of time to purchase tickets or buy them in advance.

Bring a packed lunch, a drink and waterproofs.

Public conveniences are at Bishop's Stortford, Harlow and potentially Sawbridgeworth.

Walk leader: Andy B 07985 074142

Sunday 25th August Cawdle Fen: The Extended Edition (an 11 mile circular walk from Ely) Grade: Leisurely

Meet outside Ely Cathedral at 10:45 (for those coming by train, the 10:04 from Cambridge stops at Cambridge North at 10:08 and Waterbeach at 10:12, arriving in Ely at 10:22).  The walk heads out of Ely across Cawdle Fen before diverging across Grunty Fen to Witchford for our lunch stop. We return via Little Thetford before joining the Great Ouse, where we have the option of trying out the new viewing platform over the river as we return to Ely.  We finish at the Cutter Inn.

Walker Leader: Stephen Crocker 07726 905331

Saturday 7th September: Huntingdon Circular Walk (9 miles) Grade: Leisurely

Meet at Huntingdon Station at 11.00. 

An easy walk beside the Great Ouse river to the attractive village of Houghton and its restored water mill, returning through water meadows and a nature reserve.

The 09.27 train from Cambridge arrives at 10.50, changing at Stevenage.  There are 2-3 return journeys per hour, via Stevenage or Peterborough. The cost of a return ticket is £15.20. For those with a Network Railcard the cost is £10.05 but please note this is only valid if returning via Stevenage (not Peterborough). 

Walk leader: Jane 07974 300989

For the most up-to-date list of Walk Cambridge rambles, see our Facebook and Meetup pages

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And our Meetup is at: https://www.meetup.com/walk-cambridge/ 

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.