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Walking Programme

Brampton Wood
Brampton Wood

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.

Walks Programme Map
Walk Programme Map

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





Mon 11 Dec Linton and Hadstock CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER Meet in Linton Health Centre car park, map/grid ref: TL560467 at 10:00. Bus 13 possible, leaves Drummer Street at 08:55. Walking to Hadstock and environs, and returning through Heritage Linton. Café possible after walk. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 16 Dec Histon Circular Meet at the guided bus stop, map/grid ref: 225/TL443625 at 10:00 (parking possible nearby). Walk via Impington, Oakington and Girton.  Visiting sculpture garden and martyrs’ graves.  Bring food and drink.  View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Chris H 01223 690557
Mon 18 Dec  Trumpington & Grantchester Meadows Circular Meet at Byron’s Pool car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL438548 at 10:00. Flat walk via Trumpington Meadows and Grantchester Meadows. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 23 Dec Stapleford and Roman Road Meet at main Addenbrooke’s bus station, map/grid ref: 209/TL468552 at 10:00. Circular walk out to Stapleford, back via Roman Road. Bring food and drink for lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Lisa 01223 245566 (change from printed program)
Sat 30 Dec The Devil’s Dyke and Burwell Circular Meet at Drummer Street Bus Station, Bay 9, at 09:15 for the 09:25 No.10 bus to Reach. Alternatively meet at the Reach Village Sign, map/grid ref: 226/TL566662 at 10:15. A morning walk. Bring rations and enjoy a festive drink to welcome in the pending new year at The Dyke’s End pub before returning home.View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Sat 6 Jan Toft: The Bun Walk Meet at the triangular green with village sign by bus shelter, map/grid ref: 209/TL360562 at 10:10 for a circular walk. Park considerately in village or bus possible. Bring provisions, but small seasonal snack provided at coffee break! View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Janet/Roger 01223 356889
Sat 13 Jan Paxton Pits Nature Reserve Meet at Paxton Pits car park (free), map/grid ref: 225/TL195629 at 10:00. Circular walk via Diddington and back on Ouse Valley way. Time to explore more of the nature reserve afterwards if wanted. Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 12km (7½ miles) Paul S  07780 963519
Sat 20 Jan Suffolk Villages  Meet at Clare Country Park (car park £2), map/grid ref: 210/TL770451 (CO10 8NW) at 10:00. Circular walk from Clare via Stour Valley Path & Cavendish. Bring food & drink but pub stop may be possible. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Angela 01223 840585
Mon 22 Jan Harston Circular Meet at Harston Recreation Ground, map/grid ref: 209/TL427508 at 10:00. Flat walk via Hauxton and Haslingfield. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 27 Jan Wimpole Park in Wimpole Hall Car Park (charge for non-NT members) and meet at the stable block, map/grid ref: 209/TL337509 at 10:00. A circular walk to include Little Eversden and Harlton. Bring food for lunch but pub possible. Refreshments available at the Hall at the end of the walk.View in OpenStreetMap 15km (9½ miles) Paul C 01223 248249 (change from printed program)
Sat 3 Feb Little Abington Circular Catch the No.13 bus which leaves Cambridge bus station bay 8 at 09:55 and meet at The Pottery, map/grid ref: 209/TL533492 at 10:30. Walk to the former land settlement, Linton and Hildersham. Bring provisions. Check bus times. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 10 Feb Coton and Grantchester Meet at the Grange Road end of Cranmer Road, where you can park, map/grid ref: 209/TL440581 at 09:30. Circular walk through Coton and Grantchester using permissive footpaths and a visit to the St Mark’s Church graveyard on Barton Road. Lunch available at The Orchard Tearooms or bring rations.View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Mon 12 Feb Barton Figure of Eight Meet at Burwash Manor Car Park, map/grid ref: 209/TL410557 at 10:00. Café or seats outside at the Manor available for coffee-break and second part of walk. Bring food for lunch or return to café. View in OpenStreetMap 5/5km (3/3 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 17 Feb A Cambridge Circuit Meet at The Princess Diana garden on Christ’s Pieces, map/grid ref: 209/TL453586 at 10:00. Walk includes the river, Coldham’s Common and Mill Road Cemetery. Bring coffee-break snack. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Lisa 01223 245566
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

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