Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Sunday 26th August. Watlington Circular. 16 miles. Grade: Moderate
Meet at Watlington train station at 11.45am. The 11.04am from Cambridge (also stopping Cambridge North 11.08am, Ely 11.22am etc.) should arrive at Watlington - on the line to Kings Lynn - at 11.44am. Parking is also possible in the station car park or on nearby streets (PE33 0JQ closest satnav).
This walk explores the rivers, fields and fens of West Norfolk among a very flat landscape. En route we will also stop at a ruined church. Packed lunch and multi-pubstops as usual.
Note: this is a Joint Walk hosted by Metropolitan Walkers
Leader: Simon B. (07709 822652)

Saturday 1st September - Cromer, Felbrigg and Sheringham. 11 miles. Grade: Leisurely
A beautiful 11 mile walk taking in the Norfolk Countryside and coastal paths.
Meet at 8am at Cambridge North to catch a train to Cromer or meet at 10:31 at Cromer station. The train leaves Cambridge at 8.09am, Cambridge North at 8.13am and Ely at 8.28am.
We start off walking south through the Norfolk countryside towards Felbrigg Hall (a 17th century Hall now owned by the National Trust). We have the opportunity to pause for tea before walking along the Weaver's Way through the estate and deer park. On through the Norfolk Countryside we arrive in the fishing town of Sheringham where there is the option of returning to Cambridge. For those wanting the longer walk we continue along the coastal paths back to Cromer.
No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips or sampling the famous Cromer crab. After a paddle in the sea and an ice cream, we catch the train back to Cambridge.
Leader: David K. (07578 323410)

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.