What are the walks like?
Most of our regular walks take place in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. This is East Anglia, so the walking is fairly easy! However, some walks are fairly long, so if you're new to walking you may want to start with a half-day walk. Our weekends away provide the opportunity for more energetic walking and a change of scene!
What should I wear?
You must come properly equipped. Boots or walking shoes are recommended; the ground can be rough or muddy, even in summer. You'll also need waterproof clothing, unless there is no chance of rain.
What about lunch?
On full day walks we usually stop for a lunchtime drink at a pub, but bring a packed lunch (we don't have time to order pub meals). In addition it's essential to bring a drink on all walks.
Can I just turn up?
You can just turn up to a walk. There's no need to contact the walk leader in advance, unless you need further information. Try to arrive at the meeting point at least five minutes before the advertised start time.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are allowed, but they must be well-behaved and on a lead, as we often encounter farm animals. They must also be able to negotiate stiles and other obstacles!
How do I get to the walk?
You can get to a lot of our walks by public transport from Cambridge, check out our links for travel options. If you don't have a car it's worth trying to find members who might be happy to give you a lift to other walks. The walk leader may also know about people that may be able to give you a lift.
What happens at pub meets?
Our pub meets are just informal get-togethers, held monthly at various pubs around Cambridge. A chance to catch up on the latest news, they're ideal for new members wanting to find out more about the group.
What about other social events?
We organise a range of social events, usually once a month. Previous events have included meals out, bowling, Newmarket races, wine tasting and open-air theatre. Full details of socials are e-mailed direct to members.
Where do you go for weekends away?
We have weekends away to other parts of Britain several times a year, and vary the destinations as much as possible. The one common element tends to be hills, coast or both! We usually stay in comfortable YHA or holiday accommodation. Full details of forthcoming weekends away are e-mailed direct to members.
Can I help with organising?
The group is run entirely by volunteers, so we're always keen to hear from people who would like to help out! In particular, we need people to lead walks; this isn't difficult if you're at all used to walking, and we try to ensure that an experienced leader accompanies anyone leading a walk for the first time. For more details see our walk leaders page. For insurance reasons, all walk leaders must be members of the Ramblers. If you're interested in helping please contact the appropriate committee member.