Remember to bring a packed lunch and something to drink on all walks!
Sunday 1st March - Burwell & Wicken Fen - 9 miles - Grade: Leisurely
Meet (but please don't park in) in the car park of the Anchor Pub in Burwell at 10:30am. We will walk from Burwell, across to Wicken Fen towards Upware on to Reach (pub stop) and then back to Burwell via Devil's Dyke. Possible pub stop back at the Anchor at the end of the walk. Please park considerately around the streets of Burwell. Please bring a packed lunch, drink and layers/waterproofs.
Leader: Heidi (07432 138692)
Sunday 8th March - Joint walk with Hike Essex: Newport and Debden Circular - 8.5 miles - Grade: Leisurely
A circular walk from the village of Newport along wide footpaths and quiet lanes to Debden,walking through the village and past the church. Returning back through Debden Park. Bring packed lunch, we will stop for lunch outside the pub in Debden and they will allow us to eat outside and buy drinks! Limited facilities at the end though a tea room is to be investigated... Meet at Newport Railway Station. We will meet the train from Harlow and London (arrive 10:53) and also the train from Cambridge (arrive 11:13) after which we will depart. Parking is £1.30 at the station. Grid reference: TL522335 Nearest postcode: CB11 3RN
Leader: Darren (07979 690660)
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.