Click here to download the November 2017 to April 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.
See Walk Programme Map to see a map of where the walks are occurring.
|Sat 24 Feb||Ampthill-Maulden-Houghton||Meet at Ampthill Park *west*(not central) car park off the B530 (Woburn Street), map/grid ref: TL024382 at 10:30. Circular walk in this attractive area of the Greensand Ridge with some fine views, ancient Kings Wood, and atmospheric remains of Houghton House. Bring food & drink, and note start time.View in OpenStreetMap||12km (8 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 26 Feb||Babraham Circular||Meet at Babraham, parking considerately on wide road near The George Inn, map/grid ref: 209/TL514503 at 10:00. Flat walk along meadows and field tracks via Sawston. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||8 km (5 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 3 Mar||Shudy Camps Circular||Meet at Shudy Camps Church, map/grid ref: 210/TL620444 at 10:00. Walk via Helions Bumpstead. Bring packed lunch View in OpenStreetMap||14km (9 miles)||Roger L 01799 584563|
|Sat 10 Mar||Wimpole Figure of Eight||Park in Wimpole Hall Car Park (charge for non-NT members) and meet at the stable block, map/grid ref: 209/TL337509 at 09:30 for the morning walk and at 13:30 for the afternoon walk. Refreshments available at Wimpole Hall or bring your own picnic. View in OpenStreetMap||13/10km (8/6 miles)||Jill 01223 362881|
|Mon 12 Mar||Around Newport||Park thoughtfully in the village and meet at Newport church, map/grid ref: 195/TL521341 at 10:00 (current timetable shows 09:06/09:18 train from Cambridge North/Cambridge gets to Newport station at 09:43 – the church is just under ½ml from the station). View in OpenStreetMap||9km (6 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Sat 17 Mar||Linton, The Roman Road & Hildersham||Catch the No.13 bus which leaves Cambridge bus station bay 8 at 09:55 and meet in Linton High Street by the river, map/grid ref: 209/TL561468 at 10:40. Circular walk from Linton via the Roman Road and Hildersham, with a coffee stop in the churchyard at Hildersham. Visit to the Linton Kitchen before returning back to Drummer Street.View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Sat 24 Mar||Dullingham Circular||Meet in the car park at Dullingham Church (off the B1052 opposite the Boot pub), map/grid ref: 210/TL631577 at 10:00. Walk via Stetchworth, Ditton Green and Burrough Green. Bring provisions but nearby pub might be possible after five miles. View in OpenStreetMap||15km (9½ miles)||Lisa 01223 245566|
|Mon 26 Mar||Gog Magog Down Circular||Meet at car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL487533 at 10:00. Walk over undulating landscape via Stapleford, river tracks, Roman Road and Wandlebury. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Mon 2 Apr||Easter Monday Circular Walk||A walk at St Ives, with time available for a visit to the market held on Easter Mondays. Meet at Drummer Street Bus Station Bay 12 for the 10:04 bus to St Ives or meet at the St Ives bus station, map/grid ref: 225/TL316712 at 10:45. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Sat 7 Apr||Local Soham Walk||Start at Clay Street car park in Soham, map/grid ref: 226/TL593729 at 10:00. Local circular walk, finishing with coffee/cake in local café. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Chris & Ros 01353 723150|
|Mon 9 Apr||Therfield Heath||Meet at the far end of the large car park off Baldock Road, Royston (shares same entrance road as The Heath Sports Centre, SG8 5BG), map/grid ref: 209/TL347405 at 10:30. Circular walk via Therfield with some fine views. Majority of walk is on map 194. Bring rations, and note start time.View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Sat 14 Apr||North London Parklands||Catch the 08:47/08:56 train from Cambridge North/Cambridge to Finsbury Park (arr.10:13). Change to the 10:17 train to Alexandra Palace. Meet at Alexandra Palace Station, map/grid ref: 173/TQ303905 at 10:30. Follow the Parklands Walk and the Capital Ring, passing Finsbury Park, Woodberry Wetlands and Abney Park Cemetery. Train back from Tottenham Hale (on the Liverpool Street line). Bring rations but cafés en route. Buy an off-peak day-travel card. (Check train times.)View in OpenStreetMap||17km (10½ miles)||Lisa 01223 245566|
|Sat 21 Apr||Rattlesden||Meet by Brewers Arms/village hall on Lower Road, Rattlesden (parking available opposite village hall, IP30 0RJ), map/grid ref: 211/TL977589, at 10:00. Circular walk through lovely Suffolk countryside and villages. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||16km (10 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|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|
In very severe weather conditions, please check with the leader that the walk has not been cancelled