Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Saturday 18th February - Cambridge to Waterbeach and back - 13 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet outside Emmanuel College, St Andrews Street (CB2 3AP) at 9:30am.
We'll walk directly North, past St. John's College, then up to Castle Hill, where we'll have a beautiful view. We'll then follow the river, cross the Green Dragon Bridge and go on to Fen Ditton.
We have the option of stopping at the Plough for a bit, but there are two other pub stops. We can then cross back over at Baitsbite Lock. That might be a good place to stop for snacks.
We'll then continue to Waterbeach, where we'll have a drink in the Bridge pub. We can then return to Cambridge on the North West side of the river, stopping at the Haymakers pub in Chesterton.
We can then cross the modern Riverside Bridge, come past the Cambridge museum of Technology again, then cross Midsummer common diagonally and Christs Pieces.
Leader: Gary D. (07401 438009)
Saturday 25th February - Shelford to Cambridge via Wandlebury linear - 11 miles - Grade: Moderate
Meet at 10:30 at Shelford station (the 10:21 from Cambridge gets in at 10:26. Sat nav CB22 5NE). The walk takes us out past Stapleford before turning north to reach Wandlebury, where we may be able to see Ely Cathedral in the distance, weather permitting.
After a brief interlude along the Roman Road, we head towards Fulbourn (pub stop TBC). We then pass through Cherry Hinton before entering Cambridge via a newsworthy footbridge. The walk ends at Mill Road, which is a stone's throw from the station.
Note that this is a linear walk, so if you are driving to Shelford, you will need either to take a train back from Cambridge or walk back along the guided busway to the Shelford cycleway (which comes to about 3 miles).
Leader: Stephen C. (07726 905331)
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.