Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Sunday 19th March - Dunton Circular - 5.5 miles - Grade: Easy.  Joint Walk with Stag Walkers
Meet outside the March Hare pub on High Street, Dunton (sat nav SG18 8RN, TL236441) at 10.30am: from Cambridge just take the B1042 towards Sandy but instead of turning right at Wrestlingworth carry straight on.
Please park in side roads, not in the pub car park. A quick walk around the fields and green lanes south of Dunton village, finishing at the March Hare freehouse pub, with an excellent selection of real ales (and ice cream!).
Leader: Rebecca D. (stagwalkers@gmail.com)

Sunday 26th March - Therfield Heath - 7 miles - Grade: Leisurely.  Joint Walk with Stag Walkers
Meet on the Village Green at 10.30 am opposite the Fox & Duck pub in Therfield (sat nav SG8 9PN, TL336372). Please park carefully in the village.
This walk takes us from the lovely village of Therfield along The Icknield Way to Therfield Heath, which is a SSSI with views as far as Cambridge on a clear day. There is also a long barrow to see.
We then go on via the beech trees of Fox Covert to Church Hill, we may be too early for the Pasque Flowers but you never know.
We return to Therfield via the Drift, which can be a great place to see Mad March hares. Great pub at end of the walk.
Leader: Sarah L. (stagwalkers@gmail.com)

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.