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.
See Walk Programme Map to see a map of where the walks are occurring.
|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|
In very severe weather conditions, please check with the leader that the walk has not been cancelled