Walk Cambridge - Walk Diary

Walk Diary

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

Sunday 19th October - Grafham Water Circular - 9miles - Grade: Lesiurely.
Meet at 10.30am in the Marlow Park car park on the east shore of Grafham Water (parking costs £3 for the whole day). We will follow the footpaths around the reservoir, stopping for lunch along the way. As we get towards the end of the walk we'll stop at the Wheatsheaf pub in Perry for a well earned drink before walking the last few miles back to the car park. Unfortunately there aren't any buses to Grafham Water so please try to car share from the Cambridge area if possible.
Leader: Diana (07872 624166)

Sunday 26th October - Planes and Ghost Trains: A linear walk from Waterbeach to Cambridge - 11 miles - Grade: Moderate.
Meet at Waterbeach station at 10:30; the 10:06 from Cambridge arrives at 10:12 and the 9:58 from Ely gets in at 10:08. After following Bottisham Lode to the site of the former Lode Station, we trace the path of the long-gone Mildenhall line towards Quy. The walk then takes us through Teversham, skirting Cambridge Airport and bringing us to the edge of the city at the end of Mill Road. We finish with drinks at The Brook. Return trains to Waterbeach and Ely leave at 6 minutes past each hour, plus a further two non-stop services to Ely on the hour at at 8 minutes to. Parking is available at Waterbeach station at £2 for the day.
Leader: Stephen C

Sunday 2nd November - Up & Down around Harlton - 8 miles (13 km) - Grade: Leisurely
Meet at Harlton church GR TL388525 at 11 am for the chance to climb 3 hills in a short walk near Cambridge.
Leader: Chris Bailey 07949 709382

Sunday 16th November - Soham, Wicken and Burwell - 10 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Leader: Stephen B

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
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.