Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Saturday 1st April - Lee Valley Walk from Cheshunt to Broxbourne - 13 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at Cheshunt railway station at 10.55am (sat nav EN8 9AQ). If you're travelling by train, you'll need to catch the 10:04 train from Cambridge towards London Liverpool Street.
A beautiful walk around the lakes in the Lee Valley. We'll be following the otter trail, the orchid trail and the water lily trail described on www.visitleevalley.org.uk and going via the Holyfield viewpoint and talking telescope.
We can have a drink in the Crown pub in Broxbourne at the end. On the way back, trains run from Broxbourne to Cambridge at xx:15 and xx:45. 
Leader: Gary D. (07401 438009)

Sunday 9th April - Another Cambridge? Stebbing to Little Cambridge Circular - 12 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet outside Stebbing primary school (sat nav CM6 3SH, grid ref TL660244) by 11.00am. You can park along the High Street for free on a Sunday. Easiest way from Cambridge is to take the A120 from Stansted and then the B1256 from Dunmow.
We'll walk through lovely meadows past a water mill and then through fine remote woodland to get to Little Cambridge. Returning through the charming hamlet of Lindsell, mostly easy walking but with enough contour to make a long and rewarding day.
Leader: Richard A. (07876 370721)

Saturday 15th April - Shouldham and Pentney Abbey, Norfolk, Circular Walk - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at the car park in Shouldham Warren, a Forestry Commission car park about 1km north of Shouldham, at 10.30am (Grid ref TF680105, PE33 0DQ).
A circular from Shouldham Warren including a possible visit to the ruins of Pentney Abbey and taking a route along the north bank of the River Nar from the Abbey to the High Bridge. The return route is via Wormegay, pub stop on return to Shouldham.
Leader: Jane B. (07974 300989)

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.