Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Sunday 19th November - Circular walk from St Neots. 8 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at St. Neots Market Square at 10:30am (sat nav PE19 2BQ). If travel from Cambridge via public transport, X5 bus will take you from Cambridge Parkside (bay 16) at 9:40 and arrive St. Neots Market Square at 10:20. Return bus is every 30 mins from the market square.Make sure to buy a day pass as it strangely is quite a bit cheaper than a return ticket. There is a long stay car park by the river (sat nav PE19 7SD) costing £2 for the whole day. The market square and Riverside car park are just a bridge apart. Please bring a packed lunch.
We will head out from the town through Priory Park, by Loves Farm, then walk eastwards before turning towards Croxton, and return to St. Neots via some fields. Pub stop will be at Rivermill Tavern by Eaton Socon Weir towards the end. To finish the walk we will leisurely stroll along the willow-strewn Great River Ouse (part of Ouse Valley Way, personally I think this part of the Ouse is more atmospheric than the Cam, you have to tell me if you agree afterwards!).
Leader: Mei (07787 793472)
Saturday 25th November - Pub ramble along the Cam. Around 4 miles. Grade: Easy
Meet at 1.30pm at the Haymakers, 54 Chesterton High Street, Cambridge (CB4 1NG) for a drink. If you want to get lunch first, The Haymakers is well-known for its pub grub although do get there early if you want to eat! We'll take a leisurely stroll along the river, probably via the Fort St George and the Granta, and then finish at the Alma.
People are welcome to join during the walk, and information will be posted on the Facebook event when we get to each new pub.
Leader: Claire (07940 062713)
Saturday 2nd December - Orwell Circular. 10 miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 10.30am in front of Orwell church, just off the A603 south west of Cambridge (sat nav SG8 5QL). Plenty of parking on the street in the village. The walk is circular and heads to Wimpole approaching up the Avenue, returning to Orwell at the end.
Leader: Louise (07751 321717)
Sunday 9th December - 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.
Leader: Stephen B. (07811 664747)
Saturday 16th December - Wimpole Christmas Walk. 5.5 miles. Grade: Leisurely
Meet at Wimpole Hall car park at 10.45 for the annual Christmas ramble around the grounds. We'll walk in this lovely area and maybe sample a mince pie and some port along the way! We should be finished by 2pm, to ensure those going to the group Christmas dinner can get their glad rags on.
If you are a National Trust member parking is free, otherwise it is pay and display. Lift sharing from Cambridge would be recommended as public transport isn't great. It may be muddy, so don't forget your boots.
Walk leader: Matt H. (07775 936506)
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.