Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 26th May. West Ely Circular. 15 miles. Grade: Moderate
Meet at Ely Cathedral at 9:45am. For those taking the train, the 9:04 from Cambridge stops at Cambridge North at 9:08 and gets into Ely at 9:23; there is another train 5 minutes later in case you miss it.
The walk starts off by taking the well-trodden Cawdle Fen route to Little Thetford, where we diverge along Grunty Fen Drain towards Witchford. From Witchford, we head north, zig-zagging along farm tracks until we reach Coveney.
Turning east, we reach our last village of Little Downham (pub stop TBC) before turning south-east for the final leg back to Ely.
Leader: Stephen (07726 905331)
Saturday 2nd June. Harlton and Orwell Circular. 8 miles. Grade: Easy
Meet at The Hare & Hounds, 60 High Street, Harlton, CB23 1ES at 10:00am. Cars can be parked on the road. There is a bus service from Cambridge to the village but it's limited to middle of the day, and we may not have enough time to complete the walk before the last bus back to the city. Therefore lift share is recommended from Cambridge.
This walk will take us through the Eversdens, uphill via Wimpole Road, then on Sharp Hill ridge eastwards before turning to Orwell. On a fine day the views of Cambridge from the hill are impressive. From Orwell we will walk along some woods back to Halton for a well-earned cuppa/pint at the Hare & Hounds. Lunch break is likely to take place at Orwell Clunch Pit.
Leader: Mei (07787 793472)
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.