Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Saturday 30th May - The Cambridge Orbital: Nuclear Edition - 11.5 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at 10:30 on the Backs at the junction of Queen's Road and Silver Street. The walk is a clockwise circuit of Cambridge, starting with the Colleges and following the river eastwards before delving south into the suburban greenery of Eastern Cambridge. After lunch and a pub stop in Cherry Hinton, we head south towards some of Cambridge's more rural areas and admire the zany architecture surrounding Addenbrookes. We follow the city's original water supply towards the botanic gardens for the final leg of the journey, passing the nuclear bunker on the way and rejoining the Cam at Sheep's Green.
There are parking meters on Queen's Lane but spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Leader: Stephen C (07726 905 331)

Saturday 6 June - Chilterns Circular - 10 miles (16km) - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 10:45 in front of The Cricketers pub on Sarratt Green in Sarratt, Herts. We’ll walk along the Chess Valley in a lovely part of the country, with varied scenery and nice little villages. This time of year is always nice if the weather is kind but bring boots in case muddy. There are 3 pub stops! One has Thai food for any snacks you may want, but we'll have packed lunch on Chenies Green. Eventually we’ll return back to The Cricketers around 5.30pm, and if people would like dinner there then I can book a table. Text me on the number below or email me on matthewhersch@hotmail.com. Let me know if you’d like food ideally by Monday 25 May as I’ll reserve a table, but no worries if you want to get home. All welcome. Please park carefully by the green or in side roads, do not use The Cricketers car park. It takes just over an hour to get there via M25.
Leader: Matt H (07775 936506)

Wednesday 24th June 7pm - Chrishall village, Essex - 7 miles - Grade:Easy
This walk goes across a hill ridge which at 147 metres is the highest point in Essex (and also Cambridgeshire) and a County Top for both counties. If sunny, you can expect really awesome views of Cambridge! The walk is on easy terrain and we should expect to complete it by 10.00pm. If there is time we might grab a swift drink in the pub afterwards. Meet opposite the pub called Red Cow at 7.00pm prompt. Please park on the main road not in the pub and eat before the walk or bring snacks you can eat on the move as there won't be time for a food stop.
Leader: Nick (07746 832 421)

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.