Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 3rd December - Sandy and Gamlingay Circular - 11 Miles - Grade: Moderate
Shun the Christmas crowds, the Greensands ridge is where it's all happening!
Meet at Sandy railway station at 10:15. The route will ascend gently to the Greensands Ridge, continuing through Gamlingay Cinques before looping round to return via Sandy Warren. Pub stop possibilities in both Potton and Sandy.
Leader: Thomas W (07582 128314)
Sunday 11th December - Foxton and Fowlmere - 8 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 11.00 am at Foxton station (TL409487, CB22 6SH).
We will explore the network of permissive paths on the Thriplow Farms estate and the open country around.
For those arriving by train, the 10.45am departure from Cambridge arrives Foxton at 10.55am - see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.
For those arriving by car, there is no station car park, but some laybys on Station Road or alternatively considerate (please) parking on the road in the village. We'll return to Foxton at the end.
Leader: Richard A (07876 370721)
Saturday 17th December - Wimpole Christmas Walk - 5.5 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at Wimpole Hall car park at 10.45 for the annual Christmas ramble around the grounds. We'll walk in this lovely area and maybe sample a mince pie and some port along the way!
We should be finished by 2pm, to ensure those going to the group Christmas dinner can get their glad rags on.
If you are a National Trust member parking is free, otherwise it is pay and display.
Lift sharing from Cambridge would be recommended as public transport isn't great.
It may be muddy, so don't forget your boots.
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.