Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Sat 20th December - Wimpole Christmas Walk - 5 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Please meet at Wimpole Hall car park at 10.30am for the traditional Christmas ramble around the grounds.
We'll walk in this lovely area and I'll bring the usual Port and mince pies to warm ourselves, but feel free to bring any nibbles as well! We should be done by 2pm or so to make sure you're back to get ready for the party that evening. If you're a national trust member, parking is free otherwise its pay and display for a couple of pounds or so. Please offer lifts as public transport isn't great, but there is plenty of parking. Bring boots as can be muddy!
Leader: Matt H (07775 936506)

Sunday 28th December - Waterbeach to Ely linear walk - 12 Miles (19km) - Grade: Moderate
Meet in Waterbeach station car park (TL500650, CB25 9HT) at 10.15am. We'll stroll by the River Cam which meets the River Great Ouse just south of Ely at Pope's Corner. There will be a pub stop on route. Take the train departing from Cambridge at 10.06, which arrives at Waterbeach at 10.12. There are regular trains departing from Ely to return to Cambridge (off peak return £3.00).
Leader: Jane B (07974 300989)

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.