• Arlesey - 5.5 miles and 5 miles (figure of 8)

    Arlesey Train Station - Great Northern Rail

    ****Reminder: you are welcome to join the group for no more than 2-3 walks. After that, you are kindly invited to become a member of Ramblers UK! Membership is roughly £3/months single or about £4/month as a couple and entitles you to join any Ramblers walks or weekends away in the UK. Being a group member on Meetup or Facebook does not classify as Ramblers member. **** Saturday 22nd June. Great Get-Together Walk: Arlesey Figure of 8 (5.5 miles and 5 miles). Grade: Leisurely As part of the nationwide event The Great Get Together, Stag Walkers have invited Walk Cambridge for two walks and the option of a social event with the local community. The walks explore the open countryside around the small town of Arlesey, both starting and finishing at the railway station and making up a figure of eight. Meeting point: Arlesey railway station, Old Oak Close, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6XA. Meet by the car park next to Glebe Meadows, on the west side of the station (not the main entrance). Parking is £2.60. If travelling by train from Cambridge for the morning walk, take the 09.27 service towards Kings Cross, then change at Hitchin for the 10.20 service towards Peterborough, due to arrive in Arlesey at 10.25. If joining in the afternoon, take the train at 12.54 from Cambridge then change at Hitchin for the 13.50 service, arriving 13.55. Exit the station directly from Platform 2 (northbound). Join us for one or both of these walks: Starting at 10.30am - the Kingfisher Way route: a circular route of 5.5 miles, taking footpaths around Henlow Lakes and through mixed farmland, over the railway bridge and alongside the River Ivel (NB. there is one busy road crossing on this route). There is the chance of a short pub stop at The Old Oak after the walk for those who'd like to make use of the facilities and to buy a quick drink or snack. At around 1pm we'll have a relaxed picnic lunch at Glebe Meadows nature reserve, adjacent to Arlesey station. In the spirit of the event, please feel free to bring picnic blankets and some food to share (drivers can leave items in cars if you don't wish to carry these on the walks). Starting at 2pm - the Hicca Way route: a second circular route of 5 miles, starting out alongside the River Hiz, taking in the wooded Old Moat nature reserve and scenic meadows before returning on footpaths through wide fields of crops. After the walks there is the option of heading into town to visit Arlesey’s own Great Get Together event, a Party in the Park at Arlesey Recreation Ground, which promises live music, food and a bar and runs until 8pm. (The Great Get Together is run by the Jo Cox Foundation in memory of the late MP’s belief that ‘we all have more in common than that which divides us’. It seeks to bridge division and remind communities of how much they have in common by staging a series of picnics, events and meetups. This year The Ramblers is an official partner of the campaign and are inviting people to join in and find out more about the benefits of walking as part of a group). If you're new to rambling or haven't walked with us for a while, either of these routes should be a good one to join us on (both are relatively low distance and mostly flat) and the full figure of eight should satisfy those who are used to a longer walk! Dogs are welcome on a lead but must be kept close. Walk leader: Al [masked]

  • Evening Walk: Ickleford to Holwell Circular (4.5 miles, Easy)

    Evening Walk: Ickleford to Holwell Circular (4.5 miles, Easy) Joint walk with Stag Walkers An evening stroll through farmland between Ickleford and Holwell, with good views across the open landscape as sunset approaches. The walk starts and finishes at The Old George in Ickleford, where we have the option of a drink afterwards (in the event of very bad weather on the night, we may postpone the walk and visit the pub instead). NB. Parts of this walk may be muddy if we have had rain so please dress appropriately. Walk leader: Al Meet at 20.00 outside The Old George, 41 Arlesey Rd, Ickleford, Hitchin SG5 3UX. Public parking is available in front of the pub. This is a circular walk ****Reminder: you are welcome to join the group for no more than 2-3 walks. After that, you are kindly invited to become a member of Ramblers UK! Membership is roughly £3/months single or about £4/month as a couple and entitles you to join any Ramblers walks or weekends away in the UK. Being a group member on Meetup or Facebook does not classify as Ramblers member. ****

  • 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]

  • Norfolk Coast Path to Holkham Beach from Burnham Deepdale- 9 mile circular

    Meeting at 11am at the Deepdale Café, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB, we follow the Norfolk Coast path East towards Burnham Overy Staithe where we visit the Hero pub for a drink, then make our way to Holkham Beach where we have a picnic lunch. Then return to Burnham Deepdale via the Norfolk Coast Path. Opportunity for evening meal at the Jolly Sailor Pub at Deepdale. Parking is available at Dalegate Market next to the café, or locally in the village of Deepdale. Contact: Gerard[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]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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]