• Evening walk - Newton and Rowleys Hill, 3.2 miles (5km), Easy

    Meet at 6.20pm opposite the Queens Head pub in Newton (CB22 7PG). Wednesdays are the street food evening, but it's easy just to turn up Town Street to find offroad parking. We'll go for a stroll up to a nice viewpoint and get back about an hour later to find the queues have died down and we can partake of the above-mentioned van-issued provender. Easy six mile cycle ride from Cambridge (best route is to come through Trumpington Meadows over the A14 cycle bridge, then it's half left by the boardedup old pub with 'Vujon' written on it). Leader: Richard [masked]

  • May Pub Meet - The Castle Inn

    The Castle

    Join members of the group for a relaxed drink and social evening. Food is also available to order. If the weather is fine (?!) we may sit outside, otherwise it will be one of the larger tables upstairs. Location: Castle Pub, 36-38 Castle Street, Cambridge Host: Diana [masked]

  • Broads, Roman Forts, Priory, and Beach - 11.5 miles. Grade: Moderate

    Sunday 26 May - Broads, Roman Forts, Priory, and Beach - 11.5 miles. Grade: Moderate A linear walk in the Norfolk Broads National Park meeting at Haddiscoe station at 11.27am and finishing in Great Yarmouth by the sea! For those coming by train, take the 8.50am from Cambridge to Norwich. The walk leader will be in front of the station at 8:30am and wearing an Indiana Jones style hat. At Norwich take the 10.58am train to Lowestoft getting off at Haddiscoe. For those coming by car, there is a free car park at Haddiscoe station (NR31 9JA). Setting off we will first walk to the ruins of a 13th century priory at St Olave's. Then it's through Waveney Forest, which has WWII bunkers. Next we head to Burgh Castle and see the large walls of its Roman fort, built to protect the coast from Saxon raiders. We will have a packed lunch among its ruins and view the landscape from it. Then it's along Breydon Water which is full of coastal birds and we finally head to Great Yarmouth for likely fish and chips and ice cream on the beach. Leader: David K. [masked]) Later note: For those going by train, please purchase an Anglia Plus One Day Ranger for 24.00 pounds. For those going by car, Haddiscoe and Great Yarmouth are on separate lines. It would be easier to park at Brundall (last station for both lines) and get a train from there. Purchase a return from Great Yarmouth to Haddiscoe for 6.80 pounds. Otherwise, one of our members may be able offer lifts from Great Yarmouth to Haddiscoe.

  • Weekend away: Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk

    Burnham Deepdale

    10 places are available for a weekend away in Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk, from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019. We will be based at the Deepdale Backpackers and Camping site, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk. Saturday we will follow the Norfolk coastal path to Holkham beach reserve and Sunday visit the RSPB nature reserve of Titchwell Marsh. Breakfast and pack lunches could be provided by the organiser, upon request. All booking and accommodation on a first come first served basis. For complete details, please contact the weekend away coordinator: Email: [masked] Mobile:[masked]

  • St Ives, Godmanchester and the Ouse Valley Way. 12 miles. Grade: Moderate

    St Ives to Godmanchester and the Ouse Valley Way Circular. 12 miles. Grade: Moderate Meet at the St Ives Park & Ride car park (Meadow Lane, St Ives, PE27 4LG) at 10:30. FREE day parking. We’ll head through St Ives itself and across the meadow towards the villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots – deciding on which house we’ll each buy in these beautiful villages! Across the common to the roman town of Godmanchester, for our lunch stop. In the afternoon we'll join the Ouse Valley Way (passing through a nature reserve, so don't forget your binoculars) and work our way back to St Ives. By popular demand we'll stop for afternoon tea at Houghton Mill, and then take the last stretch back through the Thicket to the centre of St Ives. Make the most of the mid-summer light with a drink or two at some pubs in St Ives, before either returning by Guided Bus in the centre of town, or for those who came by car - back to the Park & Ride car park. Getting there/away – Cambridge Guided Bus (www.thebusway.info) has regular requested stops at the "St Ives park&ride" stop. Leader: Katherine [masked]

  • Where there's a Willingham, there's an Ouse Valley Way

    Longstanton Park-and-Ride (Stop 1)

    Where there's a Willingham, there's an Ouse Valley Way 14 miles, Grade: Moderate Meet at Longstanton Park & Ride (on the guided busway) at 10:00. Full timetables are on http://www.thebusway.info/routes-times.shtml but I recommend the 9:27 from Parkside or the 9:20 from Drummer Street. The walk starts along the busway before branching off to Cottenham Lode, skirting the villages of Rampton and Cottenham before it joins the River Great Ouse. As we follow the Ouse Valley Way, the high banks offer a view over the surrounding countryside. We then follow the Aldreth Causeway towards Willingham, crossing the site of a fort on the way. From Willingham we head back to the busway and return to the Park & Ride. Leader: Stephen C[masked]

  • National Young Ramblers Weekend in Cambridge

    You may have heard that the National Young Ramblers weekend is coming to Cambridge this year (28-30 June 2019)! Young(er) Ramblers members (age being relative!) will be visiting from all over the country for a programme of walks, workshops and social events including a Saturday night ceilidh. Any Ramblers members interested in helping are invited to email [masked] to get involved - the NYR team (headed by Stag Walkers) have planned various routes with a choice of landscapes and walk grades to suit everyone but are still open to suggestions! Each of the walks will have two leaders, so you can team up with another volunteer to lead or back-mark a route. As well as joint leaders, helpers are also needed for other tasks such as shepherding attendees to the various walk startpoints and entertainment venues. For more information and to book for the event see www.nyrweekend.org.uk or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NationalYoungRamblers/

  • Weekend away: Great Langdale (near Ambleside, Cumbria)

    10 places are available for a weekend away in Great Langdale, from Friday 12th July to Monday 15th July. We will be camping and/or hiring a pod/tipi at the excellent National Trust Campsite at Great Langdale near Ambleside in Cumbria. The Campsite has views of The Langdale Pikes. The site has excellent facilities including hot showers and shop selling all the essentials. On Saturday, we embark on an eight-mile hike along the Langdale Valley offering stunning views of the Langdale Pikes. On Sunday, we follow a footpath that runs alongside the spectacular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall that involves a climb of about 1500ft on a series of stone steps. Breakfast and pack lunches could be provided by the organiser, upon request. All booking and accommodation on a first come first served basis. For complete details please contact the weekend away coordinator: Email: [masked] Mobile:[masked]