Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Saturday 17th January - Dullingham - 11.5 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at Dullingham station (TL 618585) at 10am - we will head towards Stetchworth where we will join the Stour Valley Path past stud farms and woodland towards Great Bradley before heading back towards Burrough Green for the pub stop and then along the Icknield Way Path back to Dullingham.
Travel - The 9:44 from Cambridge to Ipswich arrives in Dullingham at 10am. There is a direct train back at 3:21 but unless we walk really fast chances are it will be the 4pm to Newmarket and then a train back to Cambridge from there.
Parking - There is a small free car park at the station itself but there is also a sign saying non rail users may be clamped so probably safer to park somewhere along station road and walk up to the station, - The advantage to this is that you will get to your car quicker on the way back. - I haven't included a postcode as there are 2 different ones coming up for the station.
Leader - Heidi 07432138692

Sunday 25 January - Rowney Warren Wood and surrounding Bedfordshire villages - 9 miles (15km) - Grade: Leisurely
Meet in the Forestry Commission car park on Sandy Lane (TL124404, SG17 5QB) at 10:30 for a walk through the undulating Sandy Warren Wood and surrounding countryside. The car park is 200 metres down Sandy Lane on your left. We will walk through the wood and across countryside to Campton, Haynes and Deadman's Cross before returning to the start through the other half of the wood. There will be a pub stop in either Haynes or Campton.
Leader: Kyle 07817 031631

Saturday 31 January - Welwyn old and new - 11 miles (17.5km) - Grade: Moderate
Catch the 09.55am train from Cambridge to Welwyn North station, and meet on the platform on arrival, due to be 10.50am. Buy a return to Welwyn Garden City. Car drivers should be able to find plenty of space in the station car park. This effectively-circular technically linear walk will take us out of Welwyn (the old one), into some nice green countryside where we'll have our packed lunches, before looping back into Welwyn Garden City (the new one) and a well-deserved pub stop at the end of the walk. There's an early evening curry on offer for those who are hungry. Trains back to Cambridge are hourly; trains back to Welwyn North are twice per hour.
Leader: Rich T (07980 315065)

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.