Click here to download the November 2018 to April 2019 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 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|
|Sat 3 Nov||Sandon – Wallington – Rushden Circular||Meet at Sandon village green, map/grid ref: 194/TL321344 at 10:00. A walk through pleasant north Herts countryside and villages, which should take about 4 hours (or slightly longer, if we decide to have a pit stop at Mill End Plants Tea Room). Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||13km (8 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Sat 10 Nov||Bassingbourn and Kneesworth Figure of Eight||Meet/park at the recreation ground, South End, map/grid ref: 209/TL332437 at 10:00. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||6/6km (4/4 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Mon 12 Nov||Paths around Balsham||Meet in church car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL588508 at 10:00. Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Sat 17 Nov||London Memorial Walk||Catch the 08:51 train from Cambridge Station (map/grid ref: 209/TL462573) to Liverpool Street Station. Walk will include visiting a number of War Memorials in the City of London, the South Bank and in Westminster. Return train will be from Liverpool Street to enable walkers to take advantage of the cheaper London Anglia tickets. View in OpenStreetMap||15km (9 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Mon 19 Nov||Barkway Circular||Meet in Barkway recreation ground car park, map/grid ref: 194/TL386360 at 10:00. A circular walk via Barley. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||9km (5½ miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 24 Nov||Great Wilbraham||Circular walk via Little Wilbraham and Bottisham. Meet at Great Wilbraham Church, map/grid ref: 209/TL548578 at 10:00. Park in small lay-by close to the church, or considerately in the village. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||12km (7½ miles)||Angela 01223 840585|
|Fri 30 Nov||AGM|| Our AGM will take place from 18:00 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Hartington Grove (Cherry Hinton Road end, CB1 7UB), map/grid ref: 209/TL467565 where there is parking. The formal business meeting will be followed by a talk, ‘Horseheath Hall – a vanished country house’, to be given by Janet Morris, Secretary and founder member of West Wickham & District Local History Club and Council member of Cambridge Antiquarian Society.
This will be followed by light refreshments.
See reply slip. Enquiries to Lisa 01223 245566. View in OpenStreetMap
|Sat 1 Dec||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 13:45 for the afternoon walk. Refreshments available at Wimpole Hall or bring your own picnic. Note early morning start. View in OpenStreetMap||13/10km (8/6 miles)||Jill 01223 362881|
|Mon 3 Dec||Linton Circular||Meet at Health Centre car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL562468 at 10:00. Bus 13 possible. A walk on local paths. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Sat 8 Dec||Litlington Circular||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. It is on a one-way system just before the post office store and Crown pub. Park alongside the green or further along Church Street. Terrain is mainly flat, occasionally gently undulating, on mostly good tracks in open countryside to the south of Litlington. Bring rations for a mid-morning tea break and a short picnic lunch. Mobile on the day only 07716 992847. View in OpenStreetMap||13km (8 miles)||Phillip 01763 853744|
|Sat 15 Dec||No walk planned||A walk may be arranged later – see here for updates.|
|Mon 17 Dec||Melbourn Circular||Meet in Melbourn car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL383448 at 10:00. A circular flat walk via Meldreth on good tracks by fields, woods & rivers. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||9km (5½ miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 22 Dec||No walk planned||A walk may be arranged later – see here for updates.|
|Sat 29 Dec||Circular Morning Walk from Botanical Gardens||Meet at the far end of Bateman Street/Trumpington Road entrance, map/grid ref: 209/TL452573 at 10:00. The walk will last approximately two and a half hours. Bring rations for coffee. Will include looking at points of interest. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Sat 5 Jan||The Bourn Bun Walk Circular||Meet /park considerately near the Post Office in Bourn, map/grid ref: 208/TL324564 at 10:05. On No,18 bus route (please inform leader in advance if planning to use bus, and check times). Bring snack, but a seasonal morsel will be offered at tea break. Morning only. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Sat 12 Jan||Around Newport||Park in the village and meet at Newport Church, map/grid ref: 195/TL521341 at 10:00. (Current rail timetable shows 09:14/09:21 train from Cambridge North/Cambridge getting to Newport Station at 09:43 – the church is just under ½ml from the station). Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap||16m (10 miles)||Paul C 01223 248249|
|Mon 14 Jan||Harston Circular||Meet at Harston recreation ground, map/grid ref: 209/TL427508 at 10:00. Walk via Hauxton and Haslingfield on good flat tracks. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (6½ miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 19 Jan||Exploring a bit of Cambridge||Meet in Clarkson Road, Grange Road end, map/grid ref: 209/TL440588 at 10:00. A leisurely circular walk passing the Centre for Mathematical Science and Churchill College, visit the Ascension Cemetery then walk through Histon Road recreation ground, Histon Road Cemetery, Jesus Green and Portugal Place, passing the Hawks Club and visiting St Clement’s Church. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Sharon 01223 811877|
|Mon 21 Jan||Wandlebury and Beyond Linear|| Catch No.13 bus which leaves Drummer Street Bus Station at 09:25 (check time) to meet in Wandlebury car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL492532 at 10:00. Alternatively, use Babraham Road P&R (free) and catch No.13 bus on A1307 road outside (one stop!) or uphill walk! Take a long walk around Wandlebury (admiring snowdrops and aconites), Roman Road, down Worts Causeway, visiting the Beechwoods reserve and hedged paths to P&R. Bring rations.
NB be aware of ½-mile stretch on road without footway. View in OpenStreetMap
|8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Sat 26 Jan||Poets’ Walk – it is Burns Night||Meet at Byron’s Pool parking place, Trumpington, map/grid ref: 209/TL438548 at 10:00 for a circular morning walk. You are invited to bring a verse from a favourite poem to share at coffee time! On the day only, mobile 07510370359. View in OpenStreetMap||9km (6 miles)||Kathy & Ken 01223 840589|
|Sat 2 Feb||Bartlow – Ashdon Circular||Park carefully in the village and meet at Bartlow Church, map/grid ref: 209/TL586452 at 10:30 for a walk via Roman tumuli, windmill, Ashdon Church and back to Bartlow. Should take about 3½ hours. Bring food & drink, and note start time. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Sat 9 Feb||Eversdens and Mare Way Circular||Meet at Great Eversden recreation ground car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL368532 10:00. If full, there may be alternative parking at Great Eversden Church. On the day only, mobile 07510370359. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Kathy & Ken 01223 840589|
|Mon 11 Feb||Whittlesford Circular||Meet by Whittlesford recreation ground, map/grid ref: 209/TL476482 at 10:00. Walk via Sawston and circling Whittlesford. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 16 Feb||Waterbeach to Cambridge Station Linear||Meet at Waterbeach railway station (train from Cambridge 09:35 but check), map/grid ref: 226/TL500650 at 10:00. Walk along the Fen Rivers Way and a short walk to Cambridge railway station. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||13km (8 miles)||Sharon 01223 811877|
|Sat 23 Feb||Linear Walk from Fulbourn to Horseheath||Meet at Drummer Street Bus Station kiosk, map/grid ref: 209/TL452584 at 09:10 to catch the 09:20 No.1 bus to Fulbourn. Return bus No.13 from Horseheath. Bring rations or lunch available in The Black Bull Pub in Balsham. View in OpenStreetMap||16km (10 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Sat 2 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 9 Mar||Orwell and Wimpole Circular||Meet by Orwell Church, map/grid ref: 209/TL362504 10:00. Bring lunch. On the day only, mobile 07510370359. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Kathy & Ken 01223 840589|
|Mon 11 Mar||Guilden Morden Village Paths||Meet in churchyard, map/grid ref: 208/TL280442 at 10:00. Park considerately nearby. With nearly 60 numbered paths in the village, I am sure to find you something new! Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
|Sat 16 Mar||Fen Drayton Lakes Circular||Meet at 10:00 at the REQUEST stop on the Guided Busway for Fen Drayton Lakes/Fen Drayton Nature Reserve, map/grid ref: 225/TL343695. Alternatively there is a car park nearby (225/TL343696) on the north side of the Busway. Bring food & drink and binoculars. View in OpenStreetMap||12km (7½ miles)||Angela 01223 840585|
|Mon 18 Mar||Barton Circular||Meet at Barton recreation ground car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL409555 at 10:00. This walk circles Barton on Lark Rise Farm and Burwash Manor walks and via the Barton Glebe Woodland Burial Ground and Barton village. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||9km (5½ miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 23 Mar||Hawkedon – Somerton Circular||Meet at Hawkedon Church, map/grid ref: 210/TL797529 at 10:30. A walk through tranquil Suffolk countryside, with two opportunities to short cut back to Hawkedon if wanting shorter walks of 8 or 11km (5 or 7 miles). Walk uses maps 210 and 211. Bring food & drink, and note start time. View in OpenStreetMap||14km (9 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 25 Mar||Chrishall – Elmdon Circular||Meet/park at Chrishall Church (look for small unobtrusive turning off Church Road/Bury Lane), map/grid ref: 194/TL452386 at 10:30. A walk through rolling North Herts countryside. Bring food & drink, and note start time. View in OpenStreetMap||9km (6 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Sat 30 Mar||Circular walk from Toft||Meet at the Green in the centre of Toft by the shop, map/grid ref: 209/TL359562 at 10.00. Walk via Bourn and Caldecote. Bring picnic. View in OpenStreetMap||15km (9 miles)||Paul S 07780 963519|
|Sat 6 Apr||A Circular Walk to the West of Cambridge||Meet in Cranmer Road, map/grid ref: 209/TL440581 (parking available) at 10:00. Walk across fields and footpaths to Coton, Comberton, Barton and Grantchester before returning to Cranmer Road. Lunch on the village green at Comberton. Bring rations. Drink may be available at Grantchester in the afternoon. View in OpenStreetMap||16km (10 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Mon 8 Apr||River Meander||Meet in Newmarket P&R by the huge bike at the back of the car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL492596 at 10:00. Free parking. Walk to Fen Ditton up to Baits Bite Lock then back down the river to the Green Dragon Bridge, across Stourbridge Common and back to Newmarket P&R. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Sharon 01223 811877|
|Sat 13 Apr||Circular Walk from Therfield Heath to Therfield||Meet at Royston Bus station, map/grid ref: 209/TL357404 at 09:30. Take Guided Bus A from Trumpington P&R to Royston at 08:56. (Bus stops at Histon at 08:10, New Square at 08:24 and many more – see timetable) or park at Royston Bus Station car park (charge £3.80). Pub stop (bar snacks available). View in OpenStreetMap||13km (8 miles)||David 01763 242677|
|Sat 20 Apr||Fordham Circular||Meet at Fordham Recreation Park, map/grid ref: 226/TL631708, at 10:00. Walk via local paths and return. Meet at Fordham Garden Centre for refreshments after the walk. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Chris & Ros 01353 723150|
|Sat 27 Apr||Blunham-Moggerhanger-Great Barford Circular||Meet at Blunham Church in Park Lane (MK44 3NQ), map/grid ref: 208/TL153511 at 10:30. Hoping for bluebells in Moggerhanger Park and maybe a glimpse of a kingfisher by the Ivel river. Walk can be shortened to 11km (7 miles), by missing out river Ivel section when we get back to Blunham. Bring food & drink, and note start time. View in OpenStreetMap||14km (9 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 29 Apr||Bourn||Meet at Bourn Village Hall car park, map/grid ref: 208/TL324565 at 10:00. Circular walk through varied landscape via Longstowe on good tracks. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
In very severe weather conditions, please check with the leader that the walk has not been cancelled