- 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]
- Cambourne, Knapwell and Boxworth Circular, 8 miles, leisurely
Meet in the Morrison’s car park (at the end furthest away from the store ). The Citi 4 bus from Cambridge departs Drummer Street at 10.00 and arrives at Cambourne, Morrison’s at 10.25. Buses back to Cambridge depart at 25 past the hour (last one at 17.25). We will head towards Knapwell and then Boxworth, where we will stop on the Green for lunch. For anyone who wants, there will also be a pub stop at the Golden Ball. we will then head back to Cambourne. Leader: Diana [masked]
- Half Marathon Moon Walk 2019 - London
Update 19 febr: the Fenland Footsloggers team has been registered for the walk. New members can be always added - just contact Lauren Watson at [masked] if you want to be added. Few Walk Cambridge members will be doing on May the 11th the Moon Walk (Half Marathon) in London: https://walkthewalk.org/challenges/the-moonwalk-london-2019/ If anyone wants to join us, just send an email to [masked] so we can organise travel, walk distance and all details, for the entire group.
- Elsenham circular.
Elsenham circular. 15 miles. Grade: moderate. Meet at 9.49am at Elsenham Train Station (the 9.21am from Cambridge gets into Elsenham at 9.49am). There is a private car park very close to the Rail Station on Old Mead Road (CM22 6HA - I think!) costing £4 per day for parking, or you should find some on road parking in surrounding roads. This circular walk takes in the villages of Henham, Chickney, Tilty (with its Abbey ruins), Great Easton and Little Easton. The pub stop will at The Stag in Little Easton. Leader: Louise [masked]
- Great Chesterford to Audley End, 14 Miles, Moderate
Meet at Great Chesterford Railway station at 10.10am (pay and display parking is available). If travelling from Cambridge by train catch the 09:51 service, arriving Great Chesterford 10:04. We will follow a section of the Icknield Way northeastwards towards Hadstock, then continue in a semicircle through the village of Ashdon, returning via Saffron Walden to finish at Audley End station. Opportunities for refreshment in Ashdon or Saffron Walden. Return trains from Audley End to Cambridge are at 16:00, 16:26, 16:39 or 17:00. For those travelling to Great Chesterford to pick up cars, direct services are every hour on the hour. Leader: Thomas[masked]
- The Legendary Bluebells of Ashridge
The Legendary Bluebells of Ashridge. Joint walk with Chiltern Young Walkers. Distance: 11.6 miles (4.8 miles morning; 6.8 miles afternoon). Grade: Leisurely Two circular bluebell walks in one day from the same start point. Please feel free to join at any part of the day including a pre-walk breakfast at the Brownlow Café by the monument from 10:00a.m. (the cafe is on the left-hand side of the green as you approach from the car park). Walks start point is the Bridgewater Monument on the Ashridge Estate near Tring; parking is best in the main Ashridge Estate car park (sat nav HP4 1LU, grid ref SP970131). Leaving at 11am from the monument, in the morning we take a shorter route through the beech woodlands of Aldbury and Northchurch commons which typify the Chilterns in spring with carpets of bluebells. We'll return to the Monument for lunch. Either bring a packed lunch or take advantage of the Café at the Visitor Centre. Leaving at 2pm from the monument, in the afternoon we will head west dropping into the picturesque village of Albury before picking up the Ridgeway along the edge of the Chiltern escarpment with views to Ivinghoe Beacon in the distance. A short climb out of Incombe Hole into Crawley Wood which is carpeted with bluebells. Continuing through woods filled with wild garlic on the way to the famous Dockey Wood for a stunning bluebell display. Along the way, we'll pass through a gate bought by Chiltern Young Walkers. To finish the walk returning towards the Bridgewater Monument through the woods of Ivinghoe Common and more bluebells reaching the Café just before it closes Leader: Paul R. [masked]
- Where is Diss Castle?
Meet 8:30am at Cambridge rail station for the 8:47am train or at Diss Rail Station at 10:07am (IP22 4HN). This circular walk sets off from the town of Diss. We head for the village of Scole and its dragon (yes, dragon!) by the River Waveney. Then its along various country paths till we arrive at the remains of Eye's 11th Century Norman Castle. On its high mound, we can 'eye' the local countryside and then stop at the village pub. Next it's towards Yaxley and it's 12th Century church and historic manor house. We then head back towards Diss via Judas Lane and The Marsh before crossing the River Waveney again into Diss and getting the train back to Cambridge. Leader: David K [masked]
- Brandon to Thetford (linear), 10 miles, Leisurely
Meet at Cambridge rail station for the 10.09am Cambridge train to Brandon (buy a return ticket from Cambridge to Thetford - £13.90). Car drivers can park at Brandon station for free (last time I looked) for a meetup about 10.45am. At Thetford car drivers can return by train to Brandon (single £4.60). Starting from Brandon we will follow paths, tracks and some road through forest and beside the Little Ouse river to our destination in Thetford. Remember to bring a packed lunch, a drink and waterproofs, and allow plenty of time to buy tickets at Cambridge station. Leader: Andy B [masked]
- Linear Walk Royston to Audley End. Approx. 18 miles, Moderate
Royston Train Station - Great Northern Rail
Meet at 10:20am at Royston Train station entrance. The 9:56 from Cambridge will get you into Royston on time. From here we head south through Royston town centre and out towards the Hertfordshire Way path. The path climbs steadily up towards Reed with wonderful views of the surrounding area. From Reed we start heading eastwards towards our destination passing through Barkway for a short pub stop at the Tally Ho. Then onwards through open fields, alongside wooded areas and more great views as we head into Great Chishell for a second pub stop at the King William IV. From here we continue on to Chrishall briefly joining the Icknield Way Path into Elmdon. From Elmdon we then follow other paths passing over the M11 to reach Audley End Train station for the early evening. Trains back to Cambridge run approximately every 10 minutes. Leader: Paul H [masked]