Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

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

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Saturday 23rd February - The North West Frontier of Essex, 10 miles (17 km). Grade: Moderate

Joint walk with Hike Essex.

Meet outside Elmdon church by the old-fashioned fingerpost at 10.45am (CB11 4NE, TL462397). Elmdon is a very pretty village. Easy enough to park on the street, no charge. Lovely undulating country around Wendens Park with open views. Do please bring a packed lunch.

Please note this is not the same walk as the one starting from this location last year; we're aiming to go towards Arkesden rather than Langley.

Leader: Richard A. (07876 370721)

Sunday 10th March. Snape, Iken and Tunstall Forest. (8 miles, Leisurely).

Meet at 11am at the Pines Car Park at the rear of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP. The large car park is free and spaces should be available at this time of year.

We will follow the Suffolk Coast Path along boardwalks and reed beds, following the River Alde to St. Botolph's church at Iken. Follow the coast path to the Tunstall Forest and track North through the Tunstall Forest on the Sandlings Walk towards Blaxhall Heath; making our way back to Snape Maltings where we can have a coffee, bite to eat and opportunity to look at the many interesting shops of the Maltings.

Leader: Gerard (07539 293004)

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.