Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 13th September - Earthworks Way and Devils Dyke Circular - 9 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet Outside the Dykes End Pub in the village of Reach, Cambridge. 8 Fair Green, Reach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 OJD at 10:45.
Circular walk starting from outside of the Devils Dyke pub in Reach: (8 Fair Green, Reach, Cambridge, CB25 OJD); We follow the Earthworks Way footpath to view the site of the Burwell Castle Earthworks and village church at Burwell. We then follow the bridle path that meets up with the Devils Dyke Way. (The Devils Dyke is an Anglo- Saxon monument which runs for 7.5 miles from Reach to Wooditon). The Devils Dyke Way crosses a dismantled railway and meets up with a straight footpath that goes straight in to the village of Swaffham Prior to pass Swaffham Prior Windmill. We then head back along Barston Drove to the village of Reach for a well deserved drink at the Dykes End Pub.
There is a free public car park near the pub at the corner of Burwell Road in the village of Reach but spaces are limited. Other parking available in the village of Reach. Paths are good but a little overgrown in places so trousers recommended.
Leader: Gerard Duncan 07944 673974
Sunday 21 September - West Cambridgeshire villages - 9 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet 10:30am grid ref TL 360 562 outside Tai Yuen Chinese restaurant, High street Toft post code CB23 2RL.
Parking options in village in surrounding streets such as Millers road or in small car park off School Lane.
A pleasant undulating country walk across some arable fields and along woodland tracks. We will visit the peaceful villages of Kingston and Bourn - with its quaint cottages and 13th century church with a crooked spire.
Leader: J Sutton 07729 434743
Saturday 27 September - Chiltern Circular - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely.
Meet at 10:45 in front of The Cricketers pub on Sarratt Green in Sarratt, Herts. We’ll walk along the Chess Valley in a lovely part of the country, with varied scenery and nice little villages. Bring boots in case muddy. There are 3 pub stops! Eventually we’ll return back to The Cricketers around 5.30pm, and if people would like dinner there then I can book a table. Let me know if you’d like food by Friday 19 September as I’ll reserve a table, but no worries if you want to get home. All welcome. Please park carefully by the green or in side roads, do not use The Cricketers car park. It takes just over an hour to get there via M25.
Leader: Matt H (07775 936506)
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.