Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Sunday 17th July - Great Chesterford to Linton and back via Hadstock - 11 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at Great Chesterford station CB10 1NY TL504424 at 10.04 (catch the 9:51 from Cambridge).
We will walk through Great Chesterford, before a gentle climb up the Icknield Way and down to Linton before looping back through Hadstock, and heading back down to Great Chesterford (where there are multiple pubs if required).
Trains back to Cambridge leave at 5 min past the hour.  There is limited parking near the station, but you can park in Great Chesterford and walk down to the station.
Leader Mark F (07794 520847)

Saturday 23rd July - Godmanchester & the Offords - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at the car park (free) on Post Street in Godmanchester (PE29 2AQ, TL244707) at 11:00.  This varied route takes us across open countryside to Offord Cluny (packed lunch stop by the Lock), then across the River Great Ouse to Buckden, before returning along the river bank to Godmanchester.  Pub stop at The Brampton Mill.
Please do car share (via the Facebook event), but if you wanted to come by Bus (www.thebusway.info) – Route B Bus, Drummer St Bay 12 @ 09:30, arrives at Huntingdon Bus Station @ 10:34, and then walk in to Godmanchester.  Return buses are XX:08 and XX:38.  Another option is the X3 bus from Drummer St Bay 3 10:05, via Cambourne, which stops in Godmanchester (nr Silver St) at 10:52. Return bus is 17:10.
Leader: Katherine (07834 933616)

Saturday 30th July - Thurston and Pakenham Villages Circular - 6-7 miles - Grade: Easy
Meet at 10.45 for 11.00 am start.
A circular walk of 6-7 miles starting from the car park to Thurston train station, Suffolk.
Walking past the Thurston Community College, we make our way to Pakenham village via Sheep Lane, passing Nether Hall.
At Pakenham, we follow the footpath through Pakenham Woods to Old Hall, skirting field boundaries back through Pakenham to Thurston where we can have a well deserved drink at the Fox and Hounds pub.
For rail users,the 9.44am train departs from Cambridge and arrives at Thurston train station at 10.30am.
Parking at the train station is reserved for rail users and free parking is available in the village.
Leader: Gerard D (07944 673974)

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.