Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Saturday 22nd November - Therfield Heath Circular - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet in the Heath Sports Centre car park off Baldock Road, Royston at 10:30 for this circular walk around Therfield Heath and the surrounding villages. The walk crosses the heath before heading south to Kelshall and Therfield where we will stop at the pub.
A couple of stretches are likely to be muddy, so dress suitably!
Leader: Brett

Sunday 30th November - Stretham Old Engine Loop - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at 11.00 near the Lazy Otter pub at Stretham Ferry Bridge (CB6 3LU). You turn off the A10 on a small road signposted to the Lazy Otter, and after passing the pub on your left it's possible to park in a couple of lay-bys or on the road. We will walk along the Great Ouse past Stretham Old Engine, through farmland and into Stretham village. The walk loops back along the dyke, where we saw some stoats during the reccie. It is possible there may be a Sunday Lunch at the Lazy Otter, details of this will follow in the newsletter.
Leader: Charlie B

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.