Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Saturday 19th August - Great Chesterford to Newport Linear Walk - 13 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at Great Chesterford railway station at 10:45am (sat nav CB10 1NY; no dedicated station car park but it is easy to park nearby). The route takes in Elmdon, Chrishall and a section of the Harmcamlow way through gentle rolling countryside in Essex. We will take a pub stop for drinks only at the Axe and Compasses pub in Arkesden http://www.axeandcompasses.co.uk/. Bring a packed lunch.
If travelling by train from Cambridge, take the 10:21 from the main railway station arriving 10:43. There are hourly trains returning from Newport via Great Chesterford to Cambridge at 24 minutes past the hour. Buy a return to Newport.
Leader: Thomas (07817 709620)

Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th August
Cambridge Orbital to Grantchester starting from the Backs
Leader: Stephen C. (07726 905331)

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.