Don't forget to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 8th March - Lolworth Circular - 6 miles - Grade: Easy
Meet at 10.30am at Lolworth village (just off A14 towards Huntingdon) on the main road towards the end of the small village.
This lovely little walk links 3 pretty villages along grassy paths, and there'll be a pub stop near the end. Please park considerately and not on the grass, and it can be muddy if it rains.
Leader: Matt H (07775 936506)
Sunday 23rd March - Hinxworth and Ashwell Amble - 7.5 miles (12km) - Grade: Leisurely
Meet outside the Three Tuns pub in Ashwell (SG7 5NL, TL270398), just over the border into Hertfordshire, from 10.50am and leaving at 11.00am. Parking is easiest before you get to the Three Tuns along the road (coming from the Cambridge direction), please avoid using the pub car park. A gentle walk via a couple of nice churches with surprisingly good views. We'll get back for drinks in Ashwell
Leader: Richard A. (07876 370721)
Saturday 29th March - Long Melford, Lavenham, Acton Circular – 12.5 miles – Grade: Moderate
Meet at the Bull (opposite the village hall) (CO10 9JG) at 10:30. Car parking is free in Long Melford, either on the high street, village hall carpark or Melford Hall carpark. Sorry no public transport to Long Melford so ask for a lift if you have no car. We will start by walking the reverse of the railway walk from the National Trust by going up the hill past Melford Hall towards Kentwell Hall; where opposite the entrance to Kentwell Hall we will turn right into the garden centre and onto the public bridle way and then onto the old railway route. Once at Lavenham we will stop for lunch and a wee drink before heading south to Acton and finishing by circling back up to Long Melford. Most of the tracks are good but recent rain has made them very wet, with a couple being ankle deep streams so if it doesn't dry out by the 29th I should wear good walking boots.
Leader: Andrew (07973730875)
Sunday 4th May - Great Shelford and Babraham Circular - 13 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at 10:30 am leaving from Baraham Road Park and Ride (TL 478544), park by the marker for section 12a. Tickets were not required on the day I checked but please do check yourself on the day in case the rules have changed. We will walk out towards Addenbrooke's Hospital then down the cycle path towards Great Shelford, through Stapleford onto Babraham for a quick drink then onto to Wandlebry and the Gog Magog hills following the Roman road nearly all of the way back to the cars.
Leader: Charlie (07733343278)
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.