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Brampton Wood
Brampton Wood

Click here to download the May to October 2018 Walks Programme in PDF format.

We normally meet at the start of a walk. If you do not have transport, please contact the leader, who may be able to arrange a lift or advise on public transport. If you are intending to use public transport, it is important to check all train and/or bus times before travelling. It is also a good idea to let the leader know in advance in case your bus or train is late.

Most people bring their own picnic lunch, but see individual walks entries for possibilities of cafés or drinks at pubs. Many pubs are closing these days, and pub stops mentioned in the programme may not be available at the time of the walk. Do ring leaders for details of the second half of figure-of-eight walks which return to the start point at around lunchtime.

Non-members are welcome to join us on our walks. We do not charge but if you wish to continue to walk with us regularly you will be expected to join the Ramblers’ Association after 2 or 3 walks. Dogs are allowed at the discretion of the leader – please check beforehand.

See FAQs for further information on walks.

Walks Programme Map
Walk Programme Map

See Walk Programme Map to see a map of where the walks are occurring.

 

 

 

 

Mon 23 Apr Great Hormead Circular Meet on road by school, parking considerately, map/grid ref: 194/TL398298 at 10:00. Walk along tracks and footpaths over gently undulating landscape via Little Hormead & Bozen Green. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Hilary &John 07875 629713
Sat 28 Apr Great Chesterford Meet by the red phone box at the village centre, map/grid ref: 209/TL506427 at 10:00. Train possible – Cambridge North 09:15, Cambridge 09:21 (arr 09:34). Walk by Research Park, Mitchells, Hadstock and Icknield Way. Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 18km (11½ miles) Chris H 01223 690557
Sat 5 May Bishop’s Way Meet at Ely Station, map/grid ref: 226/TL543794 at 10:00. Car park charge £3.20. 09:35 train from Cambridge due Ely 09:51 also possible (check time). Circular walk following the route taken by Bishops of Ely to their palace in Little Downham. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Angela 01223 840585
Mon 7 May Wicken, Soham Circular Walk Meet at Wicken NT car park (free to NT members), map/grid ref: 226/TL565706 at 10:00. Walk towards Soham along farm tracks and grassy field edge paths and return via Monks Lode. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Sharon 01223 811877
Sat 12 May Anglesey Abbey Figure of Eight Meet at the car park/Visitor Centre (no charge), map/grid ref: 226/TL534622 at 09:30. The morning walk goes north to join Swaffham Bulbeck Lode and then the Cam. The afternoon walk will start from the Visitor Centre at 13:45 and follows Quy Water and visits Stow cum Quy Fen. Lunch can be bought at Anglesey Abbey cafe or bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 14/8km (9/5 miles) Jill 01223 362881
Mon 14 May Ashwell Circular Meet in Mill Street, Ashwell, parking considerately alongside the road near the church, beyond the Bushel & Strike, map/grid ref: 208/TL267398 at 10:00. This is a flat walk over varied landscape circling Ashwell and crossing River Rhee/Cam source. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 19 May Cornish Hall End Circular Meet in the car park of the Horse and Groom pub, map/grid ref: 195/TL683365 at 10:00. Walk through pleasant Essex countryside. Bring coffee-time snack. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Penny 01371 810306
Sat 26 May Ickworth Park Meet at Ickworth car park (toilets) (£6.25 but free for NT members), map/grid ref: 211/TL815615 at 10:30. Walk in rolling English Country Park and visit Stumpery Gardens. Bring picnic lunch. Note start time. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Sharon 01223 811877
Mon 28 May Steeple Morden Figure of Eight Meet at the village rec car park, map/grid ref: 208/TL285427 at 10:00. Bring picnic to celebrate the legal securing of a valued local path. The short afternoon walk will include wild flower spotting. View in OpenStreetMap 8/3km (5/2 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 2 Jun Linton Circular Meet at Linton Health Centre car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL562468 at 10:00. A hilly walk around Linton via Hadstock. Bring packed lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Kathy & Ken 01223 840589
Mon 4 Jun Shepreth Meet at the Village Hall, 2 Station Road, Shepreth, map/grid ref: 209/TL393480 (SG8 6PS) at 10:00. Car parking at the Village Hall or park on the road. Easy walk to the pretty village of Barrington where we cross the river Cam, over Shepreth Moor via Meldreth. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 9 Jun Spaldwick/Grafham Water Park carefully in Spaldwick High Street and meet opposite The George pub, map/grid ref: 225/TL129727 at 10:00. Walk up to plateau and towards Grafham Water. Back along byways and field paths. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Paul S 07780 963519
Mon 11 Jun The Gransdens Meet at Waresley Dean Bridge woodland car park, map/grid ref: 208/TL256551 at 10:00. Bring a picnic. Note tea possible at Waresley Garden Centre following the walk. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 16 Jun Lyveden New Beild Meet at Aldwincle car park, map/grid ref: 224/TL007813 at 10:00. Walk through Souther Wood and Lady Wood and field edges to Lyveden New Beild and return via Lilford Wood and Wadenhoe. Pub at Wadenhoe but bring picnic. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 18 Jun The Eversdens Circular Meet at The High Street, Little Eversden, map/grid ref: 209/TL373533 (CB23 1HE) at 10:00. Park considerately in The High Street. Walk to Gt Eversden and up to Eversden Wood and back via Mare Way with fine views. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 23 Jun Enjoying the Wild Flowers at Royston Meet at Royston Heath Car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL347405 at 10:00 for an informal walk, initially to admire and discuss the copious and varied wild flowers of the heath. Bring refreshments View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Janet & Roger 01223 356889
Mon 25 Jun Buntingford Circular Meet at the east end of Vicarage Road, Buntingford, map/grid ref: 194/TL363299 at 10:00, parking alongside the road before you cross the bridge into open countryside. The walk goes over gently undulating landscape and has panoramic views in all directions, with stops at Buckland Church and Wyddial Church. Possible for short cut to 6½ miles from Wyddial on way back. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 12km (7½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 30 Jun Finchingfield Circular Meet on The Green in Finchingfield, map/grid ref: 195/TL685328 at 10:00. Bring coffee-time snack but there will be a stop for lunch at the Blue Egg Café where there are gardens and small animals. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Penny 01371 810306
Mon 2 Jul Barrington – Harlton Circular Meet at the Haslingfield Road/eastern end of Barrington village green, map/grid ref: 209/TL396498 (by children’s play area; church is on opposite side of the road) at 10:00. An ‘up and down’ walk over the ridge between these two attractive villages. Bring mid-morning snack/drink. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Sat 7 Jul Ely Circular Meet at Ely Market Square outside the Almonry Tea Rooms, map/grid ref: 226/TL543803 at 10:00. Circular walk around Ely. The walk will finish at the Almonry Tea Rooms for coffee or light lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Chris & Ros 01353 723150
Sat 14 Jul Linear Walk from Baldock to Buntingford Catch the 08:56 train from Cambridge to Baldock station, map/grid ref: 193/TL246343, arr. 09:27. Linear walk to Buntingford via Rushden PH (bar snacks available). Return by 331 bus at 15:46 to Royston station, arr. 16:20. An interesting walk in pleasant countryside. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) David 01763 242677
Mon 16 Jul Linear Walk from St Ives to Godmanchester Meet at 09:45 at Bay 11 Drummer Street Bus Station, map/grid ref: 209/TL452584 to catch Guided Bus C to St Ives. Walk to Godmanchester via the Thicket Path. Bus passes will apply for this walk or buy a £6 day rover, which will cover both journeys. We will catch the X3 from Godmanchester to Cambridge for the return journey. Note Whippet is the only bus company that covers this walk. Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Joye 07761 380314
Sat 21 Jul Great Chesterford to Newport Linear (via Wendens Ambo) Meet at Great Chesterford station, map/grid ref: 209/TL505424 at 10:35 (currently the 10:21 train from Cambridge gets to Great Chesterford at 10:34, but check with walk leader nearer the time whether the summer timetable is different). Station-to-station linear walk via Strethall, Littlebury Green and Wendens Ambo* to Newport. Depending on our pace, we will aim to catch the 15:27 train back from Newport to Cambridge. Bring packed lunch. *If shorter 11km (7 mile) walk wanted, it would be possible to catch the train back from Audley End station at Wendens Ambo which has 4 trains an hour back to Cambridge. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Mon 23 Jul Therfield Heath Circular Meet at Therfield Heath car park adjoining Sports Centre, map/grid ref: 209/TL347405 at 10:00. An undulating walk through varied landscape via Therfield. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (6½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 28 Jul Shudy Camps Circular Meet at Shudy Camps Church, map/grid ref: 210/TL620444 at 10:00. Walk via Ashdon, where refreshments are available at the pub or bring packed lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Roger L 01799 584563
Mon 30 Jul Litlington Figure of Eight Meet at the small green with tall village signpost on right hand side of Church Street, Litlington, map/grid ref: 208/TL313426 (Nearest Postcode: SG8 0RD) at 10:00. Park alongside the green or further along Church Street. A figure-of-eight walk in mainly flat, occasionally gently undulating, open countryside to the south of Litlington. Bring tea/coffee break rations. (Contact on the day only 07716 992847) View in OpenStreetMap 6/5km (4/3 miles) Phillip 01763 853744
Sat 4 Aug London Catch the 08:47 train from Cambridge to King’s Cross for arrival at 09:35 or meet under the departure boards at King’s Cross, map/grid ref: 173/TQ302831 at 09:45. A circular walk to include the City of London, South Bank, St James Park, Hyde Park and Regents Park Canal, finishing at King’s Cross Station. (The walk can be shortened by taking the tube back to King’s Cross from Baker Street.) Lunch will be in Brown Hart Gardens. Bring rations or buy lunch as wished. Drinks available. See https://londonunveiled.com/2013/11/07/brown-hart-gardens/ View in OpenStreetMap 18km (11 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Sat 11 Aug New River Path – First Part Having covered Cambridge to Hertford walking from station to station, we will now continue from East Hertford on the three-stage New River Walk to Islington, led in the past by David Elsom and by Charles Knowelden. Catch the 09:16 train from Cambridge to Hertford East, changing at Broxbourne (arr. 09:44, dep. 10:15). Meet at Hertford East station, map/grid ref: 174/TL330129 at 10:35. Alternatively park at the Station. Walk beside the New (1613) River which originally followed the 100ft contour dropping 10cm per km. Return from Cheshunt to Cambridge or to Hertford East. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap 18km (11 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 13 Aug Linear Walk from Godmanchester to St Ives Meet at The Princess Diana Garden on Christ’s Pieces, map/grid ref: 209/TL453586 at 10:00 then catch the X3 bus from Jesus Lane at 10:10 to Godmanchester. Bus passes will apply for this walk or buy a £6 day rover, which will cover both journeys. Catch the Guided Bus C from St Ives to Cambridge for the return journey. Note Whippet is the only bus company that covers this walk. Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Joye 07761 380314
Sat 18 Aug New River Path – Second Part Catch the 09:51 train from Cambridge to Cheshunt, map/grid ref: 174/TL366023, arr. 10:20. Walk along the New River Path through countryside and parkland to London suburbs. Return from Bowes Park to Cambridge (changing at Stevenage) or via King’s Cross to Cheshunt. Bring rations but café en route. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 20 Aug Bourn Circular Meet at The Stove Café, Manor Farm, 14 Alms Hill, Bourn, map/grid ref: 208/TL325566 (CB23 2SH) at 10:00. Car parking arranged at the café. The walk follows the Bourn Brook, then up to Bourn Windmill and into Cambourne Nature Reserve. Back via Crow End. Lunch to be taken at the café. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 25 Aug New River Path – Third Part Catch the 08:56 train from Cambridge to Bowes Park, changing at Stevenage (arr. 9:41, dep. 10:04) and meet at the station, map/grid ref: 174/TQ302915 at 10:45. Walk through parkland and streets of Islington to New River Head. Return from King’s Cross. Bring picnic. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 27 Aug Shepreth Circular Meet at Shepreth’s Dunsbridge Turnpike, map/grid ref: 209/TL396466 at 10:00, parking considerately alongside the road. The walk is via Fowlmere & Foxton through varied landscape, including nature reserve. Bring rations View in OpenStreetMap 11km (6½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 1 Sep Circular from Newmarket Road P&R Meet at the bus stop within the Park & Ride, map/grid ref: 209/TL492594 at 10:00. Bring rations for lunch at Anglesey Abbey or buy in the café as wished. Drinks available. Return via Horningsea and Fen Ditton. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Sat 8 Sep Heath and Forest Meet at West Stow Country Park (parking charge but toilet), map/grid ref: 229/TL800715 at 10:00. Bring rations but café for tea at end. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Michael 01223 358012
Sat 15 Sep Wimpole Circular Meet in Wimpole Hall car park (£2 charge but free to NT members), map/grid ref: 209/TL338510 at 10:00. Pleasant walk to include the recently restored Folly and climbing to the Mare Way. Bring packed lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Kathy & Ken 01223 840589
Sat 22 Sep Weston Circular Meet in Maiden Street by the small green, map/grid ref: 193/TL259301 at 10:00. Walk more or less south almost to Walkern, then back via Hall’s Green. Possible refreshments at Hall’s Green, but bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 24 Sep Mepal Circular Meet at Bridge Rd, Mepal, map/grid ref: 228/TL442812 at 10:00, parking considerately alongside the road. Walk via Sutton Gault alongside Fen rivers and waterways. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 29 Sep Witcham & the New Bedford River Meet at Witcham village green, map/grid ref: 228/TL463800 at 10:00. Circular walk in Fenland. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Angela 01223 840585
Mon 1 Oct Waresley Circular Meet at Waresley Garden Centre, Gamlingay Road, Waresley, map/grid ref: 208/TL248545 (SG19 3DB) at 10:00. Park at the far end of the garden centre car park. Pleasant walk over to Lt Gransden, on to Gt Gransden and back through Waresley Wood. Lunch at the garden centre. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 6 Oct Chicksands Meet at Rowney Warren Wood car park, map/grid ref: 208/TL124404 at 10:00. Circular walk in Bedfordshire countryside. Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Paul C 01223 248249
Mon 8 Oct Weston Green, Lower Woods and Carlton Meet at Horseshoe Lane, Weston Green, map/grid ref: 210/TL627522 at 10:00. A gentle circular walk through woodlands and South Cambridgeshire countryside. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Sharon 01223 811877
Sat 13 Oct Elmdon and Chrishall Circular Park considerately in Elmdon village and meet at the south door of the church, map/grid ref: 194/TL462396 at 10:00. Walk includes a stretch of the Harcamlow Way. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (8½ miles) Lisa 01223 245566
Mon 15 Oct Hinxworth Circular Meet in Hinxworth, map/grid ref: 208/TL235406 at 10:00, parking considerately alongside the road after the pub. Walk through varied landscape via Edworth. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 20 Oct Great Chesterford to Newport Linear (via Saffron Walden) Meet at Great Chesterford station, map/grid ref: 209/TL505424 at 10:35 (currently the 10:21 train from Cambridge gets to Great Chesterford at 10:34, but check with walk leader nearer the time whether the autumn timetable is different) Station-to-station linear walk via Little Chesterford and Saffron Walden to Newport. Depending on our walking speed, we might catch the 15:27 train back from Newport to Cambridge; if our pace is more leisurely then it would be the 16:27 (there is a caf in Newport). Bring packed lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Sat 27 Oct Gog Magogs, Stapleford, Wandlebury Meet at Magog Down car park off Haverhill Road, map/grid ref: 209/TL486532 at 10:00. A circular walk via Stapleford, the Roman Road and Wandlebury Country Park. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Sharon 01223 811877
Mon 29 Oct Yelling – Papworth St Agnes – Graveley Circular Meet at Yelling Church, map/grid ref: 225/TL262624 at 10:00. A walk though Huntingdonshire villages and gently rolling countryside. Bring mid-morning snack/drink. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Jean 01223 312974

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